Key dates for voters in Stirling and Strathallan ahead of General Election

Residents in the Stirling and Strathallan constituency are being reminded of key dates to ensure they are ready to vote at the General Election on Thursday, 4 July.

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The deadline to register to vote in July's UK General Election is 18 June

Voters can choose whether to vote at a polling station, by post or by proxy and voters should check if they are registered to vote prior to the deadline of 18 June.

Applying only takes five minutes at and must be completed by 18 June.

There may also be more people choosing to vote by post or proxy due to the election falling during the school holidays. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on 19 June.

The forthcoming election will be the first time a Scottish electorate will be asked to use photo ID to vote at a polling station.

Voters in Stirling and Strathallan are being urged to check they have an accepted form of ID and, if not, to apply for free ID - called the Voter Authority Certificate - by 5pm on 26 June.

Accepted forms of photo ID include a passport, driving licence, older person’s or disabled person’s bus pass and Young Scot card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. The full list of ID is available at  

Residents who don’t have an accepted form of photo ID can apply for free ID either online or by completing a paper application form and sending it to their Electoral Registration Office by 26 June.

For more information, including contact details of your Electoral Registration Office, please visit:

Information about voting at the election is available at

Key dates

  • Deadline for registering to vote
    Tuesday 18 June
  • Deadline for applying for a postal vote
    5pm, Wednesday 19 June
  • Deadline for applying for a proxy vote
    5pm, Wednesday 26 June
  • Deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate
    5pm, Wednesday 26 June
  • Polling day
    7am – 10pm, Thursday 4 July