2024 elections

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Postal Votes: The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the election on 4 July 2024 is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. Please use the Government website to apply for a postal vote.

Voting at the Parliamentary General Election

Am I able to vote at the election on 4 July?

To vote in these elections you must be registered to vote. It is now too late to register to vote for the elections on 4 July 2024, If you are not sure if you are already registered please call out hotline on 01629 761335to check. iI you are not registered View more information on how to register to vote for future elections

How can I vote at the election on 4 July?

There are a number of ways to have your say: you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

Voting at a polling station

The UK Government introduced a new requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station. More information on which forms of photo ID can be used, and what to do if you don't have an accepted form of ID, can be found on the Electoral Commission's website.

Apply to vote by post

To apply to vote by post you need to fill in an application form. If you are thinking about voting by post, you can apply to do this now. The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming election is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

We know postal voters are keen to know when their UK Parliamentary general election ballot pack will arrive. This will depend on when your application was processed and how long post takes to be delivered to you – particularly if you are an overseas voter. The first batch of postal vote packs will be handed to Royal Mail on 19 June. Due to the short notice for the 4 July UK Parliamentary General Election and because we could accept nominations up to 4pm on Friday 7 June, specialist election printers and Royal Mail are working at capacity to print and deliver over 8 million postal votes across the UK. Issuing postal votes is a complicated process, with personalised postal vote statements matched with the correct ballot paper. There is also a need to produce personalised envelopes and instruction sheets. We also need to carry out crucial security checks which add to the time needed to prepare and send votes out.

If you applied for a postal vote and don’t think you’ll be home to return it by post on Thursday 4 July, you can drop your completed postal vote pack in to your polling station. You must complete a form when you hand it in. If you won’t be back in time to use your postal vote, you can instead appoint someone you trust as a proxy to vote on your behalf. You can appoint a proxy on line using the following link:

Find out more about appointing a proxy

The deadline for appointing a proxy for this election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Apply to vote by proxy

If you are not able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post.

To apply to vote by proxy you need to fill in and sign an application form explaining why you cannot get to your polling station in person.

Polling station accessibility

The voting process should be accessible to all voters. We offer a range of support for disabled voters to enable them to vote independently or with assistance. If you are not sure what to do or need help, please ask our staff at the polling station.

To help make polling stations accessible we provide:

  • Ramps where needed so polling stations are wheelchair accessible
  • Adapted level polling booths for wheelchair users
  • Large print versions of ballot papers on display to view
  • Pencil grips to attach to pencils when marking the ballot paper
  • Magnifiers to use when reading guidance or marking the ballot paper
  • Tactile Voting Device, to enable blind and partially sighted people to mark their ballot papers independently
  • Training for polling station staff based on how to assist people with visual impairments and blind people
  • Friendly and helpful polling station staff who will make reasonable adjustments where possible

Additional support

Please let the polling station staff know if you need any additional support to be able to exercise your right to vote.

For example, if you need:

  • Someone to read out the candidates on the ballot paper
  • To be shown a large print ballot paper
  • To use the Tactile Voting Device
  • Someone to help mark the ballot paper with your choice, either a person accompanying you or the polling station staff
  • To be assisted in moving around the polling station

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Contact us

in person - At the Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN (Monday to Friday - 10am to 5pm)

By phone - 01629 761335

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Election Timetable

Deadlines for the Parliamentary Election to be held on 4 July 2024

Election Notices

Notice of Election

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

2024 Election Agents

Situation of Polling Stations

View all notices

Information for Candidates and Agents

Download a copy of nomination form and forms to appoint Postal Vote Agents, Polling Agents and Count Agents

Briefing for Candidates and Agents - 12 June 2024

Useful links

Electoral Commission – forms

View the Electoral Commission site for easy read, large print and alternative languages for the Voter Authority Certificate form.

Electoral Commission – BSL videos

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