Vote in person
Please be aware that the deadline to register to vote in the 3 May elections has now passed. However you can still register for future elections.
If you choose to vote in person you have to vote at the polling station on your poling card. If you haven’t received your poll card, you can check to see if you are registered to vote using our online form and you can find your polling station using the online polling station finder.
The polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on polling day and the address of each one appears on a polling card sent to each elector a few weeks before the election or referendum.
- on voting day, go to your polling station. This is usually a school, local hall or public building near where you live
- when you arrive, tell the staff your name and address. You don't need your voting card but it helps
- you will be given a ballot paper for each poll which will have a list of candidates and their political parties
- the ballot paper will tell you how many votes you have or you can check with a member of staff. Go to a poling booth so that you can make your vote in secret
- put a cross next to the candidate you wish to vote for, fold your ballot paper in half and put it in the ballot box
If there is anything you are unsure of please ask a member of staff at the station.