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General Election: keep a look out for poll cards and check the details

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Poll cards have been issued to voters in St Albans District for the General Election on Thursday 4 July.

St Albans City and District Council has posted the cards to around 107,000 people who are registered to vote.

Voters should examine their cards carefully to check their constituency and the location of their polling station.

They do not need to bring their poll cards with them to vote, but doing so makes the process easier.

Voters must show approved photo ID when voting at a polling station.

St Albans City and District Council is responsible for two UK Parliamentary constituencies: St Albans, and Harpenden and Berkhamsted.

The Boundary Commission for England's 2023 review page provides information about the new constituency boundaries that are in force for the election. 

Amanda Foley, Acting Returning Officer for both constituencies, said:

We are asking people to look out for their poll cards and to keep them safe for when they vote.

We don’t want people turning up to the wrong place to vote, so it is important that they check the details, particularly the location of the polling station.

Voter ID

Voters are required to present an approved form of photo ID to vote at a polling station. This includes a current or expired UK passport or driver’s licence provided the photograph is a true likeness of the voter.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted types of ID can apply online for free ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Details of approved photo ID and how to apply for the free ID are available on the poll cards and the Electoral Commission’s website.

The deadline for applying for the Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Register To Vote

Residents in St Albans District have only a brief time left to register to vote at this July’s election.

To be eligible to vote at the UK Parliamentary election, you must: be 18 years old or older, be registered to vote, and be a British, Irish, or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.

To check whether you meet the eligibility requirements, visit the Electoral Commission's who can vote webpage

The deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday 18 June. It takes only a few minutes to register at your current address by going online at

People who were registered to vote in May’s elections and whose details have not changed will still be registered. They can check by emailing the Council’s Electoral Services Team at or calling 01727 819294.

Anyone who has difficulty registering online can obtain a paper copy of the registration form by contacting Electoral Services.

Postal and Proxy Votes

Residents who are unable to get to a polling station can apply to vote by post or proxy.

The deadline for applying to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June and to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June. 

In certain circumstances, an emergency proxy vote can be applied for up until 5pm on the day of the elections.

Most types of postal and proxy vote can be applied for online at  or

The forms are also available from the Council’s Electoral Services Team or at the Electoral Commission’s website.

Candidate List

The full list of candidates will be published after 4pm on Friday 7 June.

Further Information

To find more information about the elections, go to:

Media Contact: John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer, 01727 819533,