16 May 2024

Are you ready to vote?

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With the next UK Parliament General Election due to take place before the end of January 2025, make sure that you are ready to vote when the time comes - including making sure you are registered to vote. 

If you've never registered before, have moved house, or changed your name, register now online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You'll need just five minutes and your National Insurance number.

You can also check if you are registered to vote by contacting your local Electoral Registration Office. You can find details for Glasgow here.

Did you know that you will need photo ID to vote in person at the next UK General Election?

For the first time people voting in person at the General Election will now need to show photographic identification (ID) at the polling station.

Accepted forms of photo identification include:

  • a passport
  • driving licence
  • older persons or disabled persons bus pass
  • Young Scot card

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online or by completing a paper form.

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission's website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID.

For help with applying for the free voter ID or if you want to request an application form, contact the electoral registration office.

Voter ID is NOT needed for Scottish Parliamentary or local elections.

For more information visit: Elections and Voting - Glasgow City Council.