How to Vote!

Don't lose your vote!

Voting need not be complicated. With a few simple steps, you can exercise your right to vote.

Register to Vote

The first step in order to be able to vote is to register.

Click here to register

Details of who can or can't register to vote are on the page linked above.

There are some strict deadlines, such as registering by a full 15 days prior to the election. For the General Election on July 4th 2024, this means that you must be registered to vote no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday June 18th.

A recent change in the law now allows some UK citizens who live abroad to vote.

Image of the Gov UK page to register to vote
Register with the UK Government website

Voter ID

If you intend to vote in person, you will now need a form of Voter ID. This will have a photo of you on it.

Forms of ID include, things such as a passport, bus pass and driving license. A full list is available here.

If you do not have an acceptable form of Voter ID, then you can apply for a FREE Voter Authority Certificate.

In the local elections in May 2023, over 14,000 people could not vote.

Read more here

Voter ID Collage
Some acceptable forms of Voter ID
Voter ID
Havant Borough Wards

Check to see where you are voting!

The recent boundary changes in Havant Borough have affected more than just which ward you may now be in, but also there are now some new places to vote. This will be reflected in where you can vote in a General Election and any County Council Elections.

Recent Boundary Changes

Do read your polling card and check where it says you are required to vote.

If you are unsure and cannot find your Polling Card, check here.

Can't Vote in person?

Don't worry. There are a couple of alternative ways to vote.

The most popular is a Postal Vote. Find out more about a Postal Vote here!

An alternative method is a Proxy Vote. Click to find out more about Proxy Votes here!

Posting a Postal Vote
Vote early, by post!
Vote by post

Important: The information on this page may change over time. Please check with the Electoral Commission for any recent changes.

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