How do I vote?
You need to be registered in order
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
- you're a crown servant employed outside the
- a UK citizen based
* crown servants
and european citizens are only allowed to vote in European and
electors are only allowed to vote in Parliamentary and European
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
- 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.
- 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
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
Fax: (01902) 696800