Key changes and dates ahead of UK General Election

This is the first time voters in Scotland need photographic ID to cast their ballot.

With just over four weeks to go until voters head to the polls in the General Election, thousands of staff are gearing up to count votes and run polling stations.

But this time, there will be some key changes – like needing a photographic ID to vote.

It’s the first time identification has been needed in Scotland at the ballot box – and with people heading off on school holidays and to the Euros, postal votes are expected to be popular.

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