General election 4 July 2024

About the general election

The general election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

The borough of Hinckley and Bosworth is covered by two parliamentary constituencies:

  • Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Mid Leicestershire

Voters in each constituency will elect a Member of Parliament (MP). View the notices of election:

Find out who is standing:

Notice of election agents:

Situation of polling stations:

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is responsible for administering the election for the Hinckley and Bosworth constituency.

The election for the Mid Leicestershire constituency is being administered by Charnwood Borough Council. Please visit General Election 2024 (charnwood.gov.uk) for more information.

Candidates and agents briefing

We held a candidates and agents briefing at 6pm on Monday 3 June 2024.

Publication of candidates

The statement of persons nominated, which lists the candidates standing in the Hinckley and Bosworth constituency, will be published on 7 June at 5pm.

Events:

  • Candidates and agents briefing — 3 June, 6pm
  • Notice of election (the beginning of the nomination period) — 3 June
  • Deadline for receipt of nominations — 7 June, 4pm
  • Publication of the statement of persons nominated — 7 June, 5pm
  • Postal votes dispatched — Around 17 June
  • Deadline to register to vote — 18 June, Midnight
  • Deadline to apply for a postal vote — 19 June, 5pm
  • Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate — 26 June 2024, 5pm
  • Deadline to apply for a proxy vote — 26 June, 5pm
  • Polling day — 4 July, from 7am to 10pm

Register to vote

To be able to vote in these elections, you must be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote is 18 June 2024.

You can register to vote (gov.uk) 

Postal voting

If you require a postal vote at this election, please visit Apply for a postal vote (gov.uk) for more information.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote at this election is 5pm on 19 June 2024.

New postal vote handling rules

Please note that there are new rules around handling postal votes. There will be a limit on the number of postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station or at the council offices – you will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors plus your own (6 in total). 

If a person hands in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors, all the postal votes (other than their own) will be rejected.

Anyone handing in postal votes will need to complete a ‘return of postal voting documents’ form.

We therefore can no longer accept postal votes left in the letter box at the council offices. Any postal votes which are left at any council building without the ‘return of postal voting documents’ form being completed, will be rejected.

We would therefore recommend that postal votes are returned to us via Royal Mail as soon as possible before polling day.

Proxy voting

If you require someone else to vote on your behalf at this election, please visit voting by proxy for more information.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 26 June 2024.

Voter identification

It is now a requirement to show photographic ID when voting in a polling station. You can find more information about acceptable ID and how to vote in person here: voting at the polling station

Last updated: 07/06/2024 17:34