1. Voting at a Polling Station

The traditional way to vote in the United Kingdom is to attend your local polling station and vote in person. A poll card will be sent to all electors who are eligible for that election. If you have applied to vote by post then you will not be able to vote at the polling station and will receive a postal poll card. 

Find your nearest polling station by entering your address on our Neighbourhood View page.

If you are not registered as an elector, or are not eligible for that election, you will not be able to vote.

The poll card simply tells you when the election will be held and where to go to cast your vote, you do not need to take it with you to the polling station. There should be a map on the card that indicates where your polling station is.

If you lose the poll card or forget to take it with you to the polling station, then you can still vote. At the polling station, the poll clerk or presiding officer should ask you for your name and address, once this is confirmed they will issue you with a ballot paper. If you do not receive a poll card then please contact the elections helpline, as they should be able to explain why this may have happened.