BLOG: Be prepared for the General Election!

Preparation is well under way in Liverpool for the General Election on Thursday 4 July, in which around 340,000 people are eligible to go to the polls, writes Liverpool’s Returning Officer, Andrew Lewis.

The following Parliamentary seats are being contested:

  • Liverpool Garston
  • Liverpool Riverside
  • Liverpool Walton
  • Liverpool Wavertree
  • Liverpool West Derby

There will also be three Council by-elections for the Broadgreen, Clubmoor East and Fazakerley North wards.

Since the last General Election in 2019, a number of key changes have taken place, which you need to be aware of.

Changes to the boundaries mean you may be in a different constituency, or have to go to a different polling station. Please check your polling card before heading out of the door. You can also use a ‘polling station look up’ on our website:

In addition, you now need to take photo ID to the polling station. All of the details are on the back of your poll card, or you can see a full list here: If you do not have ID, you can apply for a Voter Registration Certificate, but must do it by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

On polling day, you may need to allow extra time because of the additional checks. We would ask everyone to be patient and treat our polling station staff with respect. Polls are open from 7am until 10pm and anyone who is in the queue at 10pm will be able to vote.

We’ll be counting the ballot papers and declaring the results overnight. Please follow our X feed @lpoolcouncil or for the results.

We’ve a lot more information about the elections on our website:

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