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Candidates standing in
Glastonbury and Somerton

There are 5 candidates standing in Glastonbury and Somerton in the 2024 UK General Election.

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Get Ready to Vote

Follow these 3 easy steps to vote in the 2024 General Election

Note: you can register to vote in person, via a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

Step 1
Register to vote

You have until 11:59pm on Tuesday, 18th June to register. Don't forget to check you have a valid form of voter ID for voting day.

Step 2
Decide who to vote for

Use our free, impartial voting advice tool to get a complete picture of how your views match what the parties are proposing.

Step 3

Cast your ballot in person between 7am-10pm on July 4th. Find where you should vote using the tool below.

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Who can I vote for in Glastonbury and Somerton?

There are 5 candidates standing in Glastonbury and Somerton. You're allowed to vote for one of those candidates. All of them will appear on your ballot.

Do I need ID in order to vote in the 2024 General Election?
Yes, you need to bring a form of photographic ID in order to vote in person.
You can bring any of the following with you on election day, including an expired ID, as long as the photo resembles you:
U.K. Driving Licence
U.K. Driving Licence
This can be a full or provisional licence. You must be at least 18 yr old on election day (July 4th) in order to vote.
U.K. Passport
U.K. Passport
Biometric residence permit (BRP)
Biometric residence permit (BRP)
Foreign Driving Licence
Foreign Driving Licence
A driving licence issued by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands
Foreign Passport
Foreign Passport
A passport issued by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or a Commonwealth country
National identity card
National identity card
Issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
Blue Badge
Blue Badge
Anonymous Elector’s Document
Anonymous Elector’s Document
Older Person's Bus Pass
Older Person's Bus Pass
An Oyster 60+ card
An Oyster 60+ card
Freedom Pass
Freedom Pass
Scottish National Entitlement Card (NEC)
Scottish National Entitlement Card (NEC)
60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Northern Ireland concessionary travel pass
Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
National Proof of Age Standards Scheme
Defence Identity Card (MOD form 90)
Voter Authority Certificate
Voter ID FAQs
Can I use an expired ID?
Yes, you're able to use any photo from the list above as long as the photo resembles your current appearance.
What if I'm voting via a proxy?
You or your proxy do not need to provide a photo ID in order to register or cast your proxy ballot. Your proxy will be required to have a valid ID to cast their own ballot though. 
Which ID's are not accepted?
18+Student Oyster photo cards, Student ID (college or University), most veteran ID's, birth certificate or a scan or copy of any photo ID.
What if I don't have an accepted photo ID?
You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate online which provides a form of photo ID to take with you.
What if my name has changed?
Minor name changes such as 'James Baker' to 'Jim Baker' are allowed.
What happens if you cannot show valid ID at the polling station?
If you go to the polling station without the correct ID, you will be asked to come back with valid documentation. If you think your ID has been wrongly rejected, the Electoral Commission says you should notify the presiding officer at the polling station. If this does not resolve the issue, you can raise your concerns with your council's returning officer.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the election?
The election is on Thursday July 4th 2024.
Do I need to bring ID?
Yes, you will need a form of photo ID in order to vote in person. See the list above for what counts as a valid form of voter ID.
Who can 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.
When can I vote?
Voting in person is open from 7am to 10pm. As long as you're in line you'll be able to vote.
Where do I vote?
Where you vote is called a polling station. You can find your polling station in your polling card which is sent to your address a few weeks before the election.
Can I get time off work to vote?
There is no legal requirement to provide time off to vote so consider planning ahead and voting via a postal ballot or going before or after work.
What if I don't like any candidate?
You can spoil your ballot in protest which will register your disapproval of the available options.
Can I mark my ballot with a pen?
Pencils are provided inside the polling stations, but you can choose to bring your own pen/pencil to cast your vote. There is no legal requirement for ballot papers to be marked with a pencil. Pencils are used for practical reasons. With ink pens there is always a risk that ink may cause some transfer of the mark on the ballot paper when it is folded, potentially leading to the vote being rejected, for example, it looks like they have voted for more candidates than they are entitled to.
Do I have to vote in person?
No, you can also register to receive a postal ballot or a proxy ballot to allow someone to vote in person on your behalf.