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Don’t forget voter ID for Thursday’s General Election

Published: 2 July 2024

Don’t forget voter ID for Thursday’s General Election Voter ID

With just days to go before the General Election, people in Exeter are being reminded to make sure they have voter ID ready if they are voting at a polling station on the big day.

Exeter goes to the polls on Thursday (4 July) for the General Election, with polling stations open across the city from 7am until 10pm.

Everyone who votes at a polling station on the day must show photo ID. There are a number of accepted forms of ID that can be shown at the polling station. This includes:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Blue Badge (with a photo)
  • Older Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government
  • Voter authority certificate

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

For a full list of accepted ID, along with more information about the requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, go to

Meanwhile, those who applied for a postal vote in the Exeter constituency – around 12,500 voters – still have time to return their vote to the City Council.

The easiest way to do this is by Royal Mail. However time is running out and  it is possible to return a postal vote to a polling station within the Exeter constituency, on the day of the elections, or by handing it in at the Civic Centre (during opening hours of 9am to 2pm) in the days leading up to Thursday. However, people are being warned not to put their postal votes in the letterbox at the Civic Centre, or they will be rejected.

However new regulations – introduced as part of the Elections Act 2022 - have now come into force regarding this, meaning that those handing them in will be required to complete a form, and hand it over to an authorised person.  If the form is not completed, then the postal vote will be rejected. 

More information is available on the City Council website at

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