General Election 4th July 2024

Everyone over 18 years old will be able to take part in the General Election on the 4th July 2024.

A General Election is when people decide who they want to be Member of Parliament (MP) for their area.

The political party with the most MPs becomes the leaders in Government.

Their party leader is the Prime Minister.

We will share important information for you here.

What is a General Election


You can find information about General Elections here from Mencap here


Inclusion North campaigns to support people with a learning disability and autistic people to use their vote if they want to.


Inclusion North are working with lots of different organisations to make sure that everyone knows how to vote.


·         My Vote, My Voice – find their website here 

·         Difference North East – find their website here 

·         Learning Disability England – find their voting resources here

·         Skills for People and Independent Voices


More information


Watch this short news report by Ruben Reuter, asking why people with a learning disability were not part of an advert to get people to vote learning disabled people excluded from voter registration ad but why? Channel 4 News




You must register to vote by midnight on 18th June. Here is the Government’s Easy Read guide on how to register to vote (Easy-Read-Guide-to-Registering-to-Vote.pdf 


You need photo identification (known as ID) to vote now. The deadline to register for ID is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June. Find information here (How to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate Easy Read




Manifestos are the things that a political party says are important reasons to vote for them.

It tells you what they say they will do if they win the election


You can see the easy read manifestos in the downloads at the side of the screen.