It’s polling day – don’t forget to vote

Published: Thursday 22nd May 14

Polling stations are open until 10pm this evening (Thursday) so that people can cast their votes for the European Parliamentary and Borough Council elections.

Although they are not actually needed to vote, poll cards have been hand delivered to every eligible voter informing them which polling station they should use. Special polling letters were also issued last week to those who registered late.

People who have mislaid their polling card can find out can find out where their local polling station is by telephoning (020) 8871 6023. This number can also be used to check that their name appears on the electoral register.

People who did not respond to the most recent annual canvass of voters and failed to return their electoral registration form to the town hall, or respond to the reminder letters they were sent, may find that they are not registered to vote.

The counting of the local election votes will begin soon after the polls close this evening and these results will be posted on the council's website as soon as they are known in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Friday)

Regular updates on the council election results will also appear on the council’s twitter feed @wandbc.

The European Parliamentary votes will be counted this coming Sunday, May 25, when the polls close and all the votes have been cast across the European Union. The London results will be posted on the council’s website as soon as they are known, but this is not expected to be before midnight on Sunday, depending on the turnout.

People born in this country, along with citizens of qualifying Commonwealth countries, plus those from the European Union and British Overseas territories are all eligible to vote in the local council elections.

Residents who are eligible to vote in the European elections include British citizens, those of qualifying Commonwealth countries and also British overseas territories. 

Citizens of other EU countries, apart from Ireland, Malta or Cyprus, can only vote in the UK’s poll if they have already applied to do so – otherwise they will need to vote in their country of birth.

For more information email the electoral services team at or call (020) 8871 6023.

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