Matt Jukes stands in a blue suit pinning the A4 notices of election to a blue pin board
Chief Executive of the Council, Matt Jukes, has posted the notices of election for the General Election on Thursday 4 July

Voting in the General Election: all you need to know

Today (Tuesday 4 June), the Notice of Election has been posted by Hull City Council Chief Executive Matt Jukes as people across the country will soon be given the chance to vote on who represents their constituency in Parliament in the General Election.

This year will see changes to the parliamentary constituency boundaries since the last parliamentary election in December 2019. Polling letters delivered to residents will detail the area they will be voting in and where their polling station will be.

In Hull, three MPs will be elected, with the voting taking place on Thursday 4 July. The constituencies that people can vote in are Hull East, Hull North and Cottingham, and Hull West and Haltemprice.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. You need to be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 18 June

If you have recently turned 18, moved house or changed your name, or have never registered to vote, you need to register. Register to vote here.

If you are a student, you can vote either at your home address or term time address. Residents who registered to vote in the previous election and whose details have not changed will still be registered to vote.

2. The notice of election has been published today Tuesday 4 June, 4pm

Matt Jukes, Hull City Council chief executive and (acting) returning officer, has published the notice of election in the Guildhall. Three constituencies will be contested in the city – Kingston upon Hull East, Kingston upon Hull North & Cottingham, Kingston upon Hull West & Haltemprice.

3.  Candidates for each constituency will be announced on Friday 7 June, 5pm

In Hull East, 69,925 electors will have a chance to vote on which candidate they would like to be their local MP. In Hull North, 74,179 electors are eligible to vote for their MP, while in Hull West and Hessle there are 72,579 electors. (NB. Figures are subject to change whilst voter registration is open)

4. Here’s how you can vote

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 July. Polling letters will be sent out to all eligible electors, giving details on how to vote. These will start to be sent out from next week and do not need to be taken to polling stations.

A valid form of photo ID is now required to vote in person at a polling station. Accepted ID includes a passport, photocard driving licence, bus pass and blue badge. A full list of accepted ID can be found here. Anyone without an accepted type of photo ID can apply online for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) here by 5pm, Wednesday 26 June.

Those who cannot attend a polling station for any reason can apply to vote by post or someone can vote on their behalf (proxy). Apply for postal here by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June and proxy here by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

5. Results will be announced in the early hours of Friday 5 July

When the polls close at 10pm, boxes from all of the polling stations will be brought to the Guildhall. The results will then be declared by the Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Mark Collinson, once the votes are counted.

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