UK Parliamentary General Election 2024

Voting in this election will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024 for all registered voters who are aged 18 or over on the day of the election. 

Notices 

Published notices in this election relating to the Invercyde and Refrewshire West consituency can be downloaded from the Documents section of this page.

Register to vote

If you want to vote on the 4th July, you must be registered to do so. You can check that your name is on the electoral register by calling the local Electoral Registration Office on the details shown at the Contacts section of this page.

You can also register to vote or update your name, address or other details on the electoral register by visiting the online voter registration page of the UK Government website, shown at the Other Websites section of this page.

The deadline for registering in time to vote in the UK Parliamentary Election is Tuesday 18 June 2024.

Poll cards for the election will be sent out following publication of the Notice of Election.   The poll card will confirm whether you have to vote in person, or whether you have a postal vote, a proxy vote, or a postal proxy vote. The poll card will also confirm your local polling place if you are voting in person. 

Changes to Electoral Boundaries

Following a review by the Boundary Commission for Scotland, there have been some changes to boundaries of the constituency and of the polling districts. The Inverclyde constituency area has been enlarged and renamed Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West. The constituency now includes Bridge of Weir, Houston, and surrounding areas.

For more information, please see the page on boundary changes on the  Boundary Commission for Scotland website shown in the Other Websites section of this page.

Please check the details on your poll card carefully as your polling place may have changed since you last voted.

Voter ID requirements

Voters are now legally required to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections, including this UK Parliamentary General Election.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • Passport (issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country, and including an Irish Passport Card)
  • Driving licence (issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state)
  • Scottish National Entitlement card - issued for the purpose of concessionary travel
  • Blue Badge
  • Identity card with PASS mark
  • Young Scot card
  • Biometric immigration document
  • Defence Identity Card
  • Voter Authority Certificate

Please see the Electoral Commission page on Voter ID shown in the Other Websites section of this page for more information on what is required and in particular the full list of acceptable forms of photo ID.

Photo ID

You only need to show one form of photo ID, but it needs to be the original and not a photocopy or digital version. Your identification can be expired, as long as you still look like the photo in the photo ID. The names on your photo ID should be the same names that you used to register to vote.

What if I don't have the correct type of ID?

If you do not have an acceptable form of photo ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. You do this on the online application for Voter Authority Certificate page of the UK Government website, shown at the links Other Websites section of this page. You can also apply by post to the local Electoral Registration Office shown in the Contacts section of this page and should contact them for the neccessary form. 

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in this UK Parliamentary General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Please note that the Election Office at Inverclyde Council cannot accept such applications.

Postal & Postal Proxy Voting

Applications for a postal vote or a postal proxy vote should be made to the local Electoral Registration Office on the details shown at the Contacts section of this page.

The last date to apply for a postal or postal proxy vote, or to amend an existing postal or postal proxy vote, is 5 pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

If you are unable to post your postal vote you can hand them in to the Election Office, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LX during office hours up to Thursday 4 July 2024 or at any polling station in the constituency between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.
Please note that if doing so you can only hand in a maximum of 5 forms plus your own form, and that you must complete a postal vote return form when doing so.
Postal votes handed in without a return form or outwith the above times will be rejected.

Proxy voting

You can also apply for a proxy vote so that someone else can vote on your behalf. Applications for a proxy vote should be made to the local Electoral Registration Office on the details shown at the Contacts section of this page.

The last date to apply for a proxy vote is 5 pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

The last date to apply to vote by emergency proxy because of medical emergency or for work/service reasons is 5 pm on Thursday 4 July 2024Such applications will only be acceptable if:

  • In the case of an application on grounds of medical emergency, the emergency must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024; or
  • In the case of an application on grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware after 5 pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024 that they would be unable to go to the polling place. 

Nominations

Nominations for those who wish to stand for election as the Member of Parliament for the Inverclyde County Constituency must be received no later than 4 pm on Friday 7 June 2024 by the Returning Officer at The Election Office, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LX

Nomination packs will be available from this address from Friday 31 May 2024 between 10 am and 4 pm on weekdays or can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website shown on the Other Websites section of this page.