Information for candidates and agents

Key information for UK Parliamentary General Election

The UK Parliamentary General election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024

The Electoral Commission provides guidance for anyone who wants to stand as a candidate or agent at a local government election in England.

If you would like to formally submit nomination papers, please make an appointment between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 4 June to Friday 7 June (10am to 4pm). Please note that close of nominations is 4pm on Friday 7 June 2024.

If you would like a preliminary check of your nomination papers before formal submission, please email them to

Counting of votes

The verification and counting of votes will be held after the close of poll at 10pm on Thursday 4 July at Places Leisure Eastleigh, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 9NL. Entry to the Count will only be available to staff, candidates, and agents.