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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

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I'm waiting on my first payment of Universal Credit

If you need financial help while you are waiting for your first payment you should contact the Universal Credit helpline on 0800 328 5644.

If you are waiting on a Universal Credit payment or decision you can request to receive an advance of your benefit earlier than usual to pay for things like rent or food. An advance is a loan, not a grant which means you will need to pay this back through money deductions from your Universal Credit. More information at GOV.UK: Guidance - Universal Credit advances (opens new window)

If you want to speak to someone else on the phone for more information and advice on benefit advance, you can speak to Citizens Advice National on 0800 144 8848.

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