At the polling station
You can only vote in elections if your name is on the electoral register (also known as the electoral roll).
You will receive your poll cards two weeks before an election. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card. The card will state the date of the election, the hours of poll and where the polling station is.
If you do not received a poll card before an election, please contact Electoral Services. You do not need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote.
Casting your vote
- The hours of poll for all elections is 7am to 10pm,
- On arrival at the poll station, the clerk will ask you to confirm your name and address. You will then receive your with a ballot paper
- The ballot paper has an official stamp/barcode/watermark
- Take the ballot paper to the voting booth and mark 'X' to the right of the candidate(s) you wish to vote for
- Deposit your completed ballot paper in the ballot box.
Voting guidance for people with learning difficulties
For extra guidance with how to vote, download the easy-read guides below.
To find out more about voting at polling stations, visit the national About My Vote page.
The Town Hall
Office hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm.