Glasgow residents urged to register to vote ahead of UK general election deadline

Voters at a polling station in Glasgow's west end.
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The deadline to register to vote in next month’s general election is midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18).

Anyone who wants to cast a vote when the country goes to the polls to elect the next UK Government must make sure they are signed up.

Voters can apply online at

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As well as voting in person, you are able to vote via post or by appointing someone you trust to vote in your place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on June 19 (Wednesday), while anyone applying for a proxy vote has until 5pm on June 26.

In a first for a UK general election, voters are required to show photo ID at a polling place. Accepted forms of ID include a passport, driving licence, older or disabled persons bus pass and Young Scot Card.

The full list of accepted ID is available at

If you do not have ID, you can apply for a voter authority certificate at or by completing a paper form at your local electoral registration office.

There is a deadline of 5pm on Wednesday, June 26 to apply for a certificate.

Glasgow’s returning officer, Susanne Millar, said: “Don’t lose your chance to have your say at the general election.

“If you’re in doubt about whether you need to register to vote, or have questions about how to apply for a postal or proxy vote, or free ID, you can find out more by visiting”

Andy O’Neill, head of the Electoral Commission, Scotland, added: “It is important that people check they’re election ready ahead of upcoming deadlines.

“All voters must be registered, and some may need to apply for a postal or proxy vote or free ID. Registering to vote is quick and easy, and can be done online.

“Voters will need to show photo ID at polling places for this UK general election. Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of photo ID can apply for free ID online or by completing a paper form and submitting it to their local electoral registration office.”

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