Voting

Find out if you're eligible to vote, how to register and your options for voting.

To take part in the upcoming General Election you must register to vote by 18 June. It only takes  five minutes to register on the GOV.UK website. Voters can choose whether to vote at a polling station, by post or by proxy. 

For the first time at a UK general election, those voting at a polling stations will need to show photo ID. Voters should check now if they have an accepted form of ID, and if not to apply before 26 June for free ID, called the Voter Authority Certificate.

Am I eligible to vote?

The elections that you can vote in usually depend on your nationality and residency status.

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote at any time by applying online.

Register to vote on the GOV.UK website (opens new window).

How do I vote?

If you choose to vote in person, your poll letter tell you where to go to vote.

To vote in person at the upcoming General Election you must register to vote by 18 June.

If you want to vote by post you must apply in writing to the Electoral Registration Office (details below). Application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Office or on the Electoral Commission homepage (opens new window). If your application is granted a postal pack will be sent to the address you request.

Once you've used your postal vote you can't change your mind and vote at a polling station. However, you can cancel your vote by writing to the Electoral Registration Office. Details of the deadline for cancellation are included in your postal pack.

To vote by post in the upcoming UK General Election you much apply for a postal vote by 19 June. 

Address

The Electoral Registration Officer
The Robertson Centre
16 Glasgow Road
Paisley
PA1 3QF
Phone: 0300 300 0150
Email: ero@renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk
Website: www.renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk

If you are unable to vote in person you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf.

Voting by proxy means you nominate a person to vote on your behalf at your designated polling station.  If your nominated proxy can't attend your polling station, the appointed proxy can apply to vote by post (postal proxy vote).

Your nominated proxy:

  • must be registered to vote and qualify to vote in the Election (UK Parliamentary Election)
  • may act as a proxy for a maximum of four electors of which no more than two can be for 'domestic' electors - i.e. not an overseas elector nor a service voter.
  • must have valid voter ID if voting in person at the polling station.

Application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Office or on the Electoral Commission homepage (opens new window).

To find out more about registering to vote and postal or proxy voting, contact the Electoral Registration Office (details below). 

To vote by proxy in the upcoming UK General Election you much apply for a proxy vote by 26 June. 

Address

The Electoral Registration Officer
The Robertson Centre
16 Glasgow Road
Paisley
PA1 3QF
Phone: 0300 300 0150
Email: ero@renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk
Website: www.renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk

 

Last modified on 24 May 2024