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Make sure you are registered to vote

Are you registered to vote? If not, you can do so here: Register to vote - GOV.UK (

The deadline to register for a vote is Tuesday 18th June.

Do you need a postal vote, or to vote by proxy?

If you are already registered, and would prefer a postal vote, then you can apply for that here: Apply for a postal vote - GOV.UK ( - You must be registered to vote in order to apply for a postal vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is Wednesday 19th June.

You can apply for a proxy vote for the UK election, so that someone else casts your vote for you, at 

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Wednesday 26th June.

Don’t forget you’ll need photo ID to vote

Voters in Scotland will also need to show some form of photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections. This applies to UK General Elections, by-elections and recall petitions. 

Voters in Scotland will not need to show photo ID at Scottish Parliament elections or at council elections.

Acceptable forms of ID can be seen here on the Electoral Commission website.

When you register to vote, you’ll be asked whether you have photo ID or if you want to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in the general election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Where to vote

Not sure where to vote? Enter your postcode and see polling stations here: I Will Vote

1 Comment

Jun 01

I live in Aberdeen South post code AB15 9 NZ. I have noticed on your tactical voting advice you say I should vote Labour to get the SNP out. Could you explain your reasoning for this because the Conservatives came second last time and Labour were forth with the least votes. I am desperate to get the SNP out but don’t want my vote wasted through wrong advice

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