The General Election will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2024 where voters will elect a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertsmere.

Register to vote

You can register to vote from the age of 16 although you will not be able to vote until you are 18. You don’t need to register to vote before every election.

The deadline to vote in the General Election is 11.59pm Tuesday, June 18.

To register to vote online, you need just five minutes. 

Register to vote

If you require help registering, you can contact our Customer Services team to request a paper registration form.


Ways to vote

Voting in person

You can find out where your polling station is by checking your poll card, which will be delivered to you in advance of the election, or by checking on the Where Do I Vote website. The polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Please note that you will need a valid form of photo ID to vote in person. You can check the accepted forms of ID on the Electoral Commission website. If you haven't got a valid photo ID, you'll need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (or VAC). You can apply for a free VAC on the Government's website. You'll need to do this before 5.00pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Voting by post or by proxy

You can apply for a postal vote and join 47,000 others in the Borough who have already registered. If you want a postal vote for these elections, make sure you apply early: before 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. There's more information about postal voting on our ways to vote page.

Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf and is a convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. Contact the Voter Registration Helpline on 01642 526196 to register for a proxy vote before 5pm Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Working elections

Our Electoral Services team relies on a number of internal and external staff to assist with the running of elections and electoral services within the borough.

The department holds a database of staff that is used to make appointments. We are always happy to hear from people that would be interested in working during elections.

Visit our working for Electoral Services page for more information.