People in Scotland not registered to vote in the UK 2024 General Election only have a few hours left to apply.

The deadline is 11.59pm on Tuesday, June 18.

People who have not yet registered to vote, or are not sure if they are eligible, can submit an application online at

Registering only takes around five minutes if you do it online. It’s the same whether you plan to vote in person at a polling station, by post, or through a proxy voter.

Applicants will need their National Insurance number or another form of ID, and current address details to hand. 

Deadline for different methods of voting 

People who wish to vote by post,  need to submit an application online or by post before 5pm on Wednesday, June 19.  

And people who need a by proxy vote will need to be registered for before 5pm on Tuesday, June 26. The person voting on your behalf must be registered to vote too.

Remember photo ID

Voters across the UK will be required to show ID to vote in General Elections. This is the first time that voters will need to show ID.

You can use any of the following accepted forms of photo ID when voting at a polling station.

International travel

Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country

Driving and Parking

  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)

  • A Blue Badge

Local travel

  • Older Person’s Bus Pass

  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass

  • Oyster 60+ Card

  • Freedom Pass

  • Scottish National Entitlement Card

  • 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

  • Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

Proof of age

  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)

Other government issued documents

  • Biometric immigration document

  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)

  • National identity card issued by an EEA state

  • Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland

  • Voter Authority Certificate

  • Anonymous Elector's Document

You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.

You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you.

The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

The 2024 UK General Election was announced to take place on Thursday, July 4 by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Since then more than 2.1 million applications to vote have been submitted since the election was called, government figures show.

This includes 330,621 submitted on June 13 – the highest for a single day so far this year.