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How do I vote?

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You need to be registered in order to vote.

 

Who can vote?

You're allowed to vote if:

 

  • you're 18 or over
  • you're a British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizen
  • you're a member of the armed forces - or their spouse
  • you're a crown servant employed outside the United Kingdom*
  • a UK citizen based overseas** 

 

 

* crown servants and european citizens are only allowed to vote in European and local elections.

 

** overseas electors are only allowed to vote in Parliamentary and European elections.

 

 

Polling Cards

Shortly before an election everyone in your home who is eligible to vote will receive a poll card.

 

The poll card will tell you:

 

  • the date of the election
  • where your polling station is
  • how you can get a postal vote or proxy vote
  • what times you can vote

 

You don't need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote.

 

If you're a permanent postal voter, you won't receive a poll card - but you will receive a pre-poll information pack telling you when your ballot papers will arrive and when you need to return them. 

 

 

Polling Stations

 

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  • Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm.

     

  • When you arrive at your polling station you'll be asked to confirm your name and address and we will then give you a ballot paper(s).
  • You can then take the ballot paper(s) to the voting booth and mark with a "X" the candidate(s) you wish to vote for.
  • Fold the ballot paper(s) and put it in the ballot box.

 

Find your polling station using the link below.

 

What if I can't get to the polling station on Election Day?

 
If you can't get to your polling station on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy i.e. when you appoint someone to vote on your behalf. Please click on the links below.

 

 

Links

 

Polling Stations

FAQ

 

Contact

 

Electoral Enquiries
Telephone: (01902) 696121
Fax: (01902) 696800
Email: elections@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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