Register to vote for the July by-election

NewsUpdated: 5 June 2024Elections and democracy

Residents eligible to vote in an upcoming by-election are reminded to register to vote and of the requirement to show photo ID when at a polling station.

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.

Residents must be on the electoral register to be able to vote. With the registration deadline on Tuesday 18 June, those who are not registered at their current address are being reminded to make sure they are registered before it is too late. It takes just five minutes to apply online at

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:

  • Passport
  • 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 call their 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.

You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate at you are not able to complete the online form then residents can complete a paper application form and send this to the Three Rivers District Council electoral services team:

01923 727180 or

There has also been a recent change in the rule around applications for proxy and postal voting.

Important dates for the Election of a District Councillor for Rickmansworth Town ward on 4 July 2024.