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Bring photo ID to vote

Check what photo ID you'll need to vote in person in the General Election on 4 July.

Vote in Person at the Polling Station

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You vote in person at a polling station (usually in a public building, such as a school or local hall). Find my polling station.

Your poll card

You'll be sent a poll card just before an election telling you when to vote and at which polling station. You can only vote at the polling station location on your card.

If you have not received a poll card but think you should, contact us on 01237 428739 or

You can still vote if you've lost your card.

When you can vote

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on the day of an election ('polling day').

When you get to the polling station

Give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive.

You'll be given a ballot paper containing a list of the people, parties or options you can vote for.

ID you need to bring

From 4 May 2023 onwards, the Elections Act 2022 requires voters to show photographic identification at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper. To find out more go to our Voter ID Page.

Filling in your ballot paper

Follow the instructions on the notices in the polling booth and on the top of the ballot paper to vote.

Voting if you have a disability

If you have a disability, contact us on 01237 428739 or and we can tell you about:

  • physical access, for example wheelchair ramps and disabled parking spaces
  • low-level polling booths
  • equipment for voters with a visual impairment

Every polling station must provide at least one large print display version of the ballot paper and a special tactile voting device (TVD) to help people with sight loss.

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