General Election 2024 -Timeline

21 May 2024

Prime Minister Sunak visit Vienna

His remarks prior to a meeting with Bundeskanzler Nehammer can be found here.

22 May 2024

Prime Minister Sunak calls General Election for 4 July 2024

24 May 2024

Parliament prorogued

30 May 2024

Parliament dissolved

Each seat in the House of Commons becomes vacant until polling day

7 June 2024

Deadline for nominations

Candidates must declare that they are standing by 4pm BST. Only after this deadline can ballot papers be drawn up and printed.

18 June 2024

Deadline to register to vote

By midnight

19 June 2024

Deadline for new postal vote applicants or amending absent voting arrangements

26 June 2024

Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy.

By 5pm BST

28 June 2024



First day voters can apply for a replacement for a lost postal vote

4 July 2024

Polling Day

Polling day – 7am to 10pm
Deadline for emergency proxy applications (5pm)
Deadline for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes (5pm)

5 July 2024

Results Day

The first constituencies are likely to declare around 00:00 on 5 July 2024, with most results coming in during the night. It is likely, unless there is a hung parliament that the result will be known by lunchtime of 5 July 2024.

Source: Parliament website.

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