14 July 2024
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Voting begins in the 2024 General Election in Salisbury

Polling stations have opened across Salisbury and all over the UK as voting begins in the 2024 general election.

Polling stations opened at 7 am this morning and close at 10 pm tonight. Votes will be counted overnight at Five Rivers Leisure Centre.

You can vote as long as you are in the queue by 10 pm.

You can only vote at your local polling station, which might not be the same as in previous elections.

The address is on your polling card, or you can find details online.

Tune into Salisbury Radio’s Election Night Special with all the news from 10 pm on Thursday 4th July.

You must have a suitable form of Voter ID with you to vote.

You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original, not a photocopy or a digital version.

International travel

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state (Opens in new window) or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card) 

Driving and Parking

  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • A Blue Badge

Local travel

  • Older Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government
  • 60+ London Oyster Photocard funded by Transport for London
  • Freedom Pass
  • Scottish National Entitlement Card issued for the purpose of concessionary travel (including a 60+, disabled or under 22s bus pass)
  • 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
  • Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
  • Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Proof of age

  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)

Other government-issued documents

If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID

You can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, if:

  • you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID
  • you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you
  • you’re worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, such as the use of a gender marker

Tune into Salisbury Radio’s Election Night Special with all the news from 10 pm on Thursday 4th July.

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns