- The hours of poll for all elections are 7am to 10pm
- On arrival at your designated polling station, the Presiding Officer will ask you to confirm your name and address and will issue you with a ballot paper
- You should take the ballot paper to the voting booth and mark with an "X" the candidate you wish to vote for
- When you have marked the ballot paper, deposit it in the ballot box
Voting and the electoral process on Gov.uk.
You can only vote in elections if your name is on the register of electors. To find out if you are on the register of electors, please call (01926) 456105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alternatively, you can register over the telephone on (01926) 456105.
The following people are allowed to vote if they are over eighteen years of age:
- all British, Commonwealth and Irish citizens
- European Union citizens (allowed to vote in local elections only)
- overseas electors (allowed to vote in parliamentary elections only)
- members of HM Forces and their spouses (if they qualify)
- Crown servants employed outside the United Kingdom
Poll cards are delivered shortly before an election. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card informing them of the date of the election, where their polling station is and the hours of poll. You do not need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote.
From 4 May 2023, you will be required to show photographic identification at polling stations before you are given a ballot paper.
Postal voting and proxy voting
If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day and if you are a registered elector, you can apply to vote by post or proxy. A proxy is someone who votes on your behalf. Visit the following pages for more information.