UK Parliamentary Elections (the General Election)

This UK-wide election is an opportunity for people to choose their Member of Parliament (MP) to represent a local area (known as a constituency) in the House of Commons for up to 5 years.

After the deadline for nominations has passed, a list of the candidates standing in the Denbighshire constituencies will be published on the Council’s website.

For Denbighshire, this general election will be held on 4 new constituency boundaries:

These replace the previous constituencies of Clwyd South, Clwyd West and Vale of Clwyd.

More information and maps of these constituencies can be found on the Boundary Commission for Wales website (external website).

Who is standing for election?

Details of the candidates for the general election will be available after the close of nominations on the 7 June 2024. Nomination papers and guidance can be found on the Electoral Commission website:

The Electoral Commission: Guidance for Candidates and Agents at UK Parliamentary general elections in Great Britain (external website).

How do I vote in the general election?

To vote in a general election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK or living abroad and registered as an overseas voter
  • not be legally excluded from voting

You can find out more information on how to register to vote, apply for a postal or proxy vote, and how to vote (including information about voter ID) on the how to vote page.

Important dates

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, 18 June 2024.

Register to vote (external website)

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

Register for a postal vote (external website)

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) (external website)

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

Register for a proxy vote (external website)

About Voter ID

Voters need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in the general election. More information can be found on our Voter ID webpage.

Postal vote handling rules

  • Your postal vote will be rejected if it is not returned correctly.
  • The easiest and most convenient way to return your postal vote is by posting it in a Royal Mail post box using the pre-paid envelope provided (envelope B).
  • Please allow enough time for your postal vote to reach us through the post. It must be received by the acting returning officer not later than 10pm on polling day.
  • If you are hand delivering your completed postal vote, for example at a polling station or to the return address (shown on envelope B), you now need to complete a form. Our staff will help you with this.
  • You may hand deliver your own and no more than 5 other postal votes per election (6 in total).
  • If you are a political campaigner, you can only hand in your own postal vote, and those of close relatives or someone for whom you provide regular care.
  • Please do not leave your postal vote in any council office post box.

Information for prospective candidates

Extensive guidance and resources for candidates and agents can be found on the Electoral Commission website:

The Electoral Commission: guidance - candidate or agent (external website)

This includes:

  • what you need to know before standing for election
  • candidate spending
  • campaigning
  • nominations
  • postal votes
  • polling day
  • verification and count
  • after the election

Timeline of key events

  • Notice of election: Friday, 31 May 2024
  • Delivery of nomination papers: Monday, 3 June 2024 to Friday, 7 June 2024 (between 10am and 4pm)
  • Deadline for withdrawals of nomination: Friday, 7 June 2024 (by 4pm)
  • Deadline for notification of appointment of election agents: Friday, 7 June 2024 (by 4pm)
  • Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll: Friday, 7 June 2024 (5pm)
  • Deadline for receiving applications for registration: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
  • Deadline for receiving or amending postal vote applications: Wednesday, 19 June 2024 (by 5pm)
  • Deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates: Wednesday, 26 June 2024 (by 5pm)
  • Deadline for receiving proxy applications: Wednesday, 26 June 2024 (by 5pm)
  • Polling day: Thursday, 4 July 2024
  • Verification and counting of votes: from 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024