Woking residents urged to get vote ready


Thursday, 6 June, 2024

The deadline for local residents to register to vote in the upcoming general election is Tuesday 18 June

On Thursday 4 July, registered voters will be able to elect a Woking’s MP in the general election.

To vote you must register online ahead of the election - it takes just five minutes. Residents who have moved address since the last election will also need to register again.   

Registered voters have a range of options – they can vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. Voters can now apply online to vote by post and for some types of proxy vote and will need to prove their identity when applying. Find out more about proxy and postal voting:

Gareth John, Woking Borough Council’s Returning Officer, said: “With the general election taking place on Thursday 4 July 2024, it is important that those who want to vote make sure they are registered. Without registering, you will not be able to vote. 

“As in the recent local elections, photo ID will be required if voting in person at your polling station. Residents who do not have one of the accepted forms of ID, such as a passport, a driving licence or bus pass, can apply for a free photo Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) either online or by completing a paper application form and sending this to Woking Borough Council’s electoral services team.”

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the requirement and details of how to apply.

Read more about July's general election