General Election 2024: Voting guide

Your guide to voting in Barnet’s constituencies in Thursday poll

The UK houses of parliament, viewed from across the road at the top of The Mall
The palace of Westminster – home to the UK’s houses of parliament

The general election is taking place on Thursday, 4th July and polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Votes can be cast in person at a polling station, by post, or through a proxy vote using a trusted individual. However, if you do not intend to vote in person yourself you must have already registered this request with Barnet Council beforehand.

New ID rules

This is the first general election in the UK to be held under the new rules requiring voters to prove their identity. If you are voting in person at a polling station, you must bring an acceptable form of identification. This can include passports, driving licences and freedom passes, as well as many others. Copies on a mobile phone or tablet device will not be accepted.

A full list of acceptable ID can be found via the council website:
Visit https://www.barnet.gov.uk/elections-and-voting/voter-id 

Where to vote

The hours of the poll are 7am until 10pm. All polling stations are open throughout this period and if you arrive before 10pm you will still be able to vote even if there is a queue.

To find out where you can vote, check your polling card which will have details of your nearest polling station and a map.Alternatively, you find your local polling stations via the Barnet Council website:
Visit https://www.barnet.gov.uk/elections-and-voting/voting/vote-polling-station

The results

Votes across the three main Barnet constituencies – Chipping Barnet, Finchley & Golders Green and Hendon – will be counted at the RAF Museum in Colindale, starting soon after polls close at 10pm.

The results of the three seats are expected to be declared between 3.30am and 5.30am on Friday, 5th July. Barnet Post will be reporting live from the election count and will report the results via the website https://barnetpost.co.uk/ as soon as they are announced.

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