Ceredigion residents reminded to show eligible form of ID when voting in July

The UK Parliament Election for the Member of Parliament for Ceredigion Preseli Constituency will be held on Thursday 04 July, 2024.

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This is the first time voters have voted in Ceredigion Preseli Constituency – a new Constituency following constituency boundary changes across the UK.

Eligible voters will need to show an accepted form of photo ID to vote in this Election. The full list of accepted forms of ID is available on our website.

If you do not have any form of accepted ID you can apply for a free ID, known as the Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline to apply for a free voter ID is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 26 June. You can apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate

The deadline to register to vote for the Ceredigion Preseli General Election is midnight on Tuesday 18 June. If you have recently moved to a new home, you will need to register in your new home. You can apply online www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you do not wish to vote in person, you can register for a postal vote until 5:00pm on Wednesday 19 June and before 5:00pm on Wednesday 26 June to vote by proxy. You can now apply online for a postal vote www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote or proxy vote by visiting www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

Remember, if you have family or friends who are British Citizens living abroad, they can now vote in UK Parliament Elections, even after 15 years away, by postal or proxy vote. For more information visit

electoralcommission.org.uk/overseasvoters

 

Eifion Evans is the Returning Officer for Ceredigion Preseli. He said: “We don’t want anyone to risk losing their right to vote so make sure you’re registered to vote before midnight Tuesday, 18 June. If you are voting at a polling station, I urge you to familiarise yourself with the changes the voter ID requirement brings, including what type of ID document is acceptable. If you do not have a suitable photo ID document, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate online or by contacting our Electoral Services team to complete the paper application form.”

 

If you have any questions, get in touch with Ceredigion Preseli Electoral Services on 01545 572032, electoralservices@ceredigion.gov.uk or by visiting www.ceredigion.gov.uk/your-council/voting-elections/

 

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