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Current and future elections

Voters are now required to show photographic ID in the polling stations, further information can be found at www.fdean.gov.uk/voterid

Parliamentary election – Thursday 4 July 2024

Election for the Forest of Dean Constituency

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate will need to complete a nomination paper and submit it to the Acting Returning Officer at the Council Offices, High Street, Coleford.

A deposit of £500 is also required. Information about how to make this payment and the nomination packs will be available as soon as possible, or alternatively you can obtain a copy with guidance from: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/guidance-candidates-and-agents-uk-parliamentary-general-elections-great-britain.

Registering to vote

If you are not already registered to vote, you can do so online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You must register by midnight on Tuesday 18 June to be able to vote at this election.

Postal voting

If you would like to vote by post, you can apply online at: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote.

You must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June to be able to receive a postal vote for this election.

Proxy voting

If you would like to vote by proxy, you can apply online at: www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

You must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June to be able to vote by proxy at this election.

Voter Authority Certificates

If you don’t have an acceptable form of ID to use at the polling station, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

You can apply online at: www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate

You must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June to receive this document for the election on 4 July.

If you are not able to apply online, please contact us for a paper form to be sent to you: