You are allocated a polling station based on where you live.

Where and when to vote

Where do I vote?

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Voting at a polling station

Polling stations are open from 7:00am to 10:00pm.

  • Although not essential, you may wish to bring your polling card with you on the day as it will speed up the process. Polling station staff cannot dispose of this for you so make sure you take it away with you and dispose of it securely.
  • If you are registered and your name is on the electoral register you will be given a ballot paper. You will be advised by the staff if you can vote for more than one candidate.
  • Go to the booths provided and mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side of the ballot paper. Fold the ballot paper and do not show anyone your vote, place your ballot paper into the ballot box and leave the polling station.

If you make a mistake on the ballot paper tell the staff and you can be issued with a replacement ballot paper and the original will be marked as spoilt.

Assistance for people with disabilities

Extra support will be provided to voters with disabilities when voting in person at a polling station.

A disabled voter can be accompanied by anyone over the age of 18 at a polling station.

These changes come into force from May 2023.

Request extra support at polling stations

Fill in our simple online form

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Request support

After you've requested support

The Returning Officer will review your request and look at the options available to support you. A member of the Electoral Services Team will be in touch within 10 working days with further information

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Each polling station has a lower level polling booth for wheelchair users.

If applicable, any separate disabled access to the polling station is sign posted.

Large print posters of the ballot paper are displayed and a device to assist blind or partially sighted voters in completing their ballot paper is provided. You can also take a companion with you to help if you can't vote without assistance.

If you have a learning disablity and/or autism, you may need reasonable adujustments to support you to vote in an election. You can download and complete a My Voting Passport and take it with you when you go to the polling station.

Mencap: Easy read guide to voting in the local elections

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind): Your rights: Voting and elections - Advice for people with sight loss.

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