Voting in person
Voting in person takes place in polling stations on the day of an election or referendum.
You cannot vote if you are not registered. Applications to register to vote must reach us by midnight, 12 working days before an election.
Polling station voting
Your allocated polling station
Poll cards sent to polling station voters before an upcoming election will show the address of the elector’s allocated polling station, along with a map of the area.
Do I need to take ID to my polling station?
You do not need to bring any identification to your polling station.
Staff inside the polling station will ask for your name and address, check the register and then mark your name off the list before issuing your ballot paper(s).
Travelling to your polling station
- Postal vote applications (including postal proxy) and requests to change existing postal or proxy arrangements (including cancellations) must reach us by 5pm, 11 working days before an election.
- New proxy vote applications (excluding emergency proxies and postal proxies) must reach us by 5pm, 6 working days before an election.
Polling station opening times
Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on polling day.
If you have queries when you visit your polling station
Presiding Officers are in charge of polling stations and they can provide advice or assistance if required.
Further information about voting in person can be found on the Electoral Commission website