General Election July 2024

The Prime Mister has announced that there will be a General Election on Thursday 4 July 2024.

To be able to vote in this election, you need to be registered to vote before Wednesday 19 June. If you are already registered to vote you do not need to re-register. If you would like to check to see if you are already on the register, please use our online register check form.

To vote in a polling station in England, you also need to bring an acceptable form of ID with you on the day. 

Candidates: Who can you vote for? 

The Statement of Persons Nominated lists the Candidates who are standing in Melton and Syston constituency for the General Election on 4 July. This is available to view in the Downloads panel at the bottom of this page.

For information on what each candidate stands for, please contact their political parties directly.

Key dates for the General Election

Event  Date
Poll cards dispatched  Monday 10 June 2024
Postal votes dispatched for electors who already have a postal vote  Monday 17 June 2024
Deadline to register to vote Tuesday 18 June 2024, 11:59pm
Deadline to apply for a postal vote Wednesday 19 June 2024, 5pm
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate

Wednesday 26 June 2024, 5pm 

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote Wednesday 26 June 2024, 5pm 
Polling day Thursday 4 July 2024,  7am-10pm


Polling Stations

Your polling station will be listed on your Poll Card. You can also view a list of polling stations in the download panel at the bottom of this page. 

Further information

If you would like more information about the election on 4 July 2024, you can contact the Elections team by emailing

Information for Candidates and Agents 

Key dates for Candidates and Agents

Once a General Election is called, specific dates are set out in law for the steps leading up to the Election which cannot be changed. 

Below are a number of key dates which candidates and agents will need to be aware of:

Event Date
Nomination Packs are available 

These will be available to collect from the Elections Office at the Council's Parkside Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leics., LE13 1GH.
Tuesday 28 May 2024, from 1pm
Publication of Notice of Election Monday 3 June 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Nominations, withdrawal of candidates and appointment of election agents

Completed nomination packs must be hand-delivered to the Acting Returning Officer via the Elections Office. Please contact to book an appointment to enable forms to be checked and confirmed.
Friday 7 June 2024, 4pm
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated including Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations Friday 7 June 2024, 5pm
Deadline for Appointment of Poll and Count Agents Thursday 27 June 2024
Day of Poll Thursday 4 July 2024
Deadline for the return of election expenses Friday 9 August 2024
Postal vote opening sessions

All postal vote opening sessions will be held in the council chamber at our offices.

Session Date and Start Time
Session 1 Friday 21 June, 10.30am
Session 2 Monday 24 June, 10.30am
Session 3 Wednesday 26 June, 10.30am
Session 4 Thursday 27 June, 10.30am
Session 5 Friday 28 June, 10.30am
Session 6 Monday 1 July, 10.30am
Session 7 Wednesday 3 July, 10.30am
Session 8 Thursday 4 July, 3pm
Last updated 17 June 2024
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