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General election 2024 – information for voters in the Shropshire Council area

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A picture of a polling station to demonstrate voting.

A general election will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

In the Shropshire Council area voters will be voting to elect an MP for the following constituencies: North Shropshire; Shrewsbury; South Shropshire; The Wrekin*.

Boundary changes

Due to boundary changes two constituencies in the Shropshire Council area now have new names, and some people will vote in a different constituency in this election.

The Shrewsbury & Atcham constituency is now called Shrewsbury; the Ludlow constituency is now called South Shropshire.

*People living in the Cheswardine and Hodnet electoral divisions move from the North Shropshire constituency to The Wrekin constituency.

People living in the Severn Valley and Burnell electoral divisions move from Shrewsbury constituency to South Shropshire constituency.

You can find your current and new constituency here.

Polling stations

To find your polling station please see your poll card. A list of polling stations will also be published on the council website after Friday 7 June.


Lists of candidates for the three constituencies will be added to the council website after 5pm on Friday 7 June.

Registering to vote

To vote in this election you must be registered to vote. If you’re not already, the deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Tuesday 18 June.

To register go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voter ID

To vote at a polling station you’ll need an accepted form of photo ID.

To see what ID is accepted – and to apply for free ID (known as a Voter Authority Certificate or VAC) visit the Electoral Commission website.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) is 5pm on Tuesday 26 June, but please apply as soon as you can. Note: If you already have a VAC you don’t need to apply for a new one.

Voters will need to show original documents at the polling station; copies or duplicates won’t be accepted.

Postal votes

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

To apply for a postal vote visit the Electoral Commission website.

Please note that you’re no longer able to simply drop off your completed postal vote pack at Shirehall or at your polling station, You must also complete the appropriate form,

Proxy voting

You can have someone you trust vote on your behalf. The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

To apply for a proxy vote visit the Electoral Commission website.

Overseas voter registration

British and eligible Irish citizens living overseas can now register to vote in UK general elections no matter how long ago they left or were last registered. There’s no longer a 15-year limit.

They’ll be registered at the constituency where they were last registered to vote, or where they lived if they weren’t registered.

For more information, visit the Electoral Commission website.