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.