General election

General election

View details on the UK Parliamentary general election: date, timetable, candidate requirements, and voting process.

Upcoming election

The election gives the public their chance to decide who will become the MPs to represent our area in the UK Parliament.

Thursday 4 July 2024
Please note

The Ward by-elections will also be held on the 4 July 2024. Find out more about the Ward by-elections.

About the general election

The UK general election determines the Members of Parliament (MPs) who will represent constituencies in the House of Commons, enacting laws, ultimately shaping the government and its policies.

The constituencies in our area are:

Beverley and Holderness
Bridlington and The Wolds
Goole and Pocklington
Hull North and Cottingham
Hull West and Haltemprice
Please note

Some constituencies have changed since the last election due to the Boundary Commission Review 2023. Hull North and Cottingham as well as Hull West and Haltemprice are administered by Hull City Council.

Key election timetable dates

The timetable below show key dates for publications, deadlines and the polling day for the upcoming general election.

Friday
7 Jun
4pm
Close of nominations

Deadline for delivery of nominations, withdrawals and election agent appointment notifications.

Friday
7 Jun
10am - 5pm*
Objections to nominations

Deadline for making objections to nomination papers.

* Download full statutory election timetable for further details.

Friday
7 Jun
5pm*
Statement of persons nominated

Publish the statement of persons nominated.

* Download full statutory election timetable for further details.

Friday
7 Jun
2024
Notice of Poll

Publish the Notice of Poll.

Tuesday
18 Jun
Register to vote

Deadline for registering to vote.

Wednesday
19 Jun
5pm
Register for postal vote

Deadline for registering for or changing postal or postal proxy votes.

Wednesday
26 Jun
5pm
Register for proxy vote

Deadline for registering for voting by proxy.

Wednesday
26 Jun
5pm
Register for Voter Authority Certificate

Deadline for registering for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Thursday
27 Jun
2024
Deadline for appointing agents

Key deadline day for appointment of polling and counting agents.

Tuesday
2 Jul
2024
Deadline for appointing sub agents

Key deadline day for appointment of sub agents.

Thursday
4 Jul
7am - 10pm
Polling day

Date of election for UK Parliamentary MPs.

Full statutory election timetable

The Electoral Commission has produced a timetable with the statutory schedule for the upcoming UK Parliamentary election.

Polling stations

You will receive a poll card in the post which will specify which polling station you must vote at. You can also find out which polling station you can vote at using an external website:

Upcoming events

12 Jun
6pm
Candidate and election agent briefing

An online pre-nomination period briefing will be held for candidates and election agents.

Get in touch

Our friendly team is always happy to help and answer any questions you have.

Election notices

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Eligibility

To vote in a UK general election you must:

1
be registered to vote
2
be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
3
be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
4
be resident at an address in the UK or living abroad and registered as an overseas voter
5
not be legally excluded from voting
Please note

You can only vote once and this must be from your home (primary) address.

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