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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.

Copy certificates

Civil registration records of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships are in the custody of Superintendent Registrar and located with the copy Certificates Team in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham.

We can only supply certificates for the events that happened in Wiltshire. For the events that happened in Swindon or Bath, you need to apply in their local office. 

We cannot accept liability for any certificates lost in the post.

Family history

Many of the Wiltshire Indexes for Births, Deaths and Marriages can be found at the Wiltshire BMD Births, Marriages and Deaths (opens new window) website.

Other searching resources can be found at the Wiltshire family historyWiltshire and Swindon History Centre: First steps in family history (opens new window) in Chippenham.

Collections of local and family history books can be found in Wiltshire libraries see 'Local and family history'.

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