MIL-OSI United Kingdom: General Election 4 July 2024 – Voters urged to check their poll cards

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Source: Scotland – Highland Council

Issued on behalf of the Returning Officer for Highland, Derek Brown

Poll cards for people across the two Highland UK Parliamentary Constituencies have started to be issued.

As a result of the recent boundary changes, parts of The Highland Council local government area now fall into the new constituencies below:

Any voters who are in The Highland Council area but who are voting for the neighbouring constituencies cross boundary should click on the constituency information above to view the list of candidates who they can vote for. Their poll cards will be issued by Argyll and Bute Council and Moray Council.

The Highland Council has created a short video clip to explain these boundary changes.

The Returning Officer for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and the Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire Constituencies, Derek Brown is advising everyone to carefully check their cards when they arrive through the post to find out where they need to go to vote.

He said: “The poll cards have details on where you need to go to cast your vote.  The address of your local polling station will be clearly shown and it is a good idea to check this as the location may have changed from the last time you voted.”

Voters can also input their postcode into the following website to check which consistency they will be voting in and who the candidates are –

To vote in the 2024 election you must be aged 18 or over and your name must be on the electoral register.  Electors not already registered have up until Tuesday 18 June to register to vote or apply for a postal vote.

Anyone who would like more information on registering can get in touch with the Electoral Registration Officer, Moray House, 16-18 Bank Street, Inverness  IV1 1QY Phone: 0800 393783 Email: ero@highland.gov.uk

On Thursday 4 July polling places will be open from 7am until 10pm.

For the first time at a UK general election, voters will need to show photo ID at a polling place. Accepted forms of photo ID include a passport, driving licence, older or disabled persons bus pass, and Young Scot card. For the full list of accepted ID, visit the Electoral Commission website.

If you do not have one of the accepted types of ID, you can apply for free ID or completie and submit a paper form to your local electoral registration office. You must apply by 5pm on 26 June, to be able to use the Voter Authority Certificate on 4 July.

For this election, voters will be asked to mark their ballot paper by placing a cross [X] in the box next to their candidate of choice.

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