General election 2024: Key deadlines

NewsUpdated: 19 June 2024Elections and democracy
Putting a vote into a ballot box

The general election is happening on Thursday 4 July 2024, when local polling stations will be open across Three Rivers from 7am to 10pm.

Polling cards are currently being distributed to inform voters of their designated polling locations.

The deadline for registering to vote was midnight on Tuesday 18 June. For everyone who is registered to vote, make sure to register and complete any necessary applications by the specified deadlines to ensure your participation in the general election:

· Deadline for receiving postal vote and postal proxy applications - 5pm on Wednesday 19 June

· Deadline for receiving proxy vote applications - 5pm on Wednesday 26 June

· Deadline for receiving Voter Authority Certificate applications - 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

If you intend to vote in person at the polling station you will need to show photo-ID before you are given any ballot papers.

Voters may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable and can use any of the following:


Driving licence (including provisional license)

Blue badge

Certain concessionary travel cards

Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

Biometric Immigration document

Defence identity card

Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit or call thee helpline on 0800 328 0280.

Anyone who doesn’t already have an accepted form of photo ID can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline for applications for Voter Authority Certificates to be received by the Council’s Electoral Services Team is 5pm on 26 June 2024.

A by-election for the Three Rivers District Council ward of Rickmansworth Town will take place on 4 July - the same day of the general election - following the resignation of former district councillor David Raw. Voters in that ward will receive two polling cards and those who are registered to vote by post will receive two postal vote packs – these postal vote packs must be completed and returned separately by 10pm on polling day.

If you, or someone you know, require any assistance or have questions, contact 01923 727180 or email: