Vote in Person at the Polling Station
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.