Register to vote in the UK General Election by 18 June 

A general election will take place on Thursday 4 July, where the country will vote for Members of Parliament to represent 650 constituencies at Westminster. Croydon residents will be voting for MPs to represent them in four constituencies, Croydon East, Croydon South, Croydon West, and Streatham and Croydon North.

The council encourages all eligible voters not yet registered to make sure they register to vote by 11.59pm on Tuesday 18 June.

To vote you must be over the age of 18, a British citizen, or a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. Citizens of European Union countries are not eligible to vote in the general election.

If you’ve recently moved to the borough, changed address, your name or nationality, you will need to re-register.

Electors can choose to vote in person at their polling station, vote by post, or appoint someone to vote on their behalf (a proxy). The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm Wednesday 19 June. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm Wednesday 26 June.

A change in the law now requires anyone voting at a polling station to bring acceptable photo ID. Voters who do not have one of the acceptable forms of photo ID can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) by 5pm Wednesday 26 June which they can use to vote.

Anyone who requires a paper application form or needs additional support registering to vote or applying for a VAC, can visit a local library and ask a member of staff. Alternatively, contact Electoral Services by email: or call 0300 373 0595.

2024-06-04T12:24:06+01:00 June 4th, 2024|Recent news|