Most people choose to make their vote in person at a polling station.

Where to vote?

Prior to an election, you will receive your polling card in the post. This card will include details of when, where and how to vote. 

How to vote?

At the polling station the Poll Clerk will ask you to verbally state for your name and address. It helps to take your polling card with you when you vote although you can make your vote without it.

Please note: It is an offence to give false information. Giving false information may result in prosecution.

The Poll Clerk with give you your ballot paper which will say how many candidates you can vote for. Simply take the ballot paper to a polling booth and put a cross next to the candidate or candidates you wish to vote for.

Do not write anything else on the paper or you risk your vote not being counted. Fold the ballot paper and place it in the ballot box.

You do not have to tell anyone who you voted for.

Elections are held between 7am to 10pm on the selected date.

If you are unsure where your polling station is located please call 01443 490100.

View a polling station walk through provided by the Electoral Commission.

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