Vote at your local polling station
About a month before election day we will send your official poll card to you. This contains details of when and where you will need to go to vote.
For a full local election, national election and/or referendum, you will also be able to find this information on our website.
Our friendly poll clerks at your polling station will explain what to do if you’ve never voted before.
Remember to bring your photo ID with you as you will need to show this to the polling station staff before you vote. You do not need to bring your poll card with you to cast your ballot, however it may speed things up if you do.
Remember to read your ballot paper carefully as you may be able to vote for more than one person.
There is no dress code when visiting the polling station and it is OK to wear garments that might obscure your face: for instance, hoodies or the niqab, but please bear in mind that you will need to remove any face coverings so that staff can verify your identity as part of the requirements for Voter ID, however.
We’re here to help
Our friendly staff at your polling station will be happy to answer any questions you have and will explain what to do if you’ve never voted before. You can also check out our guide for first time voters.
If you, or someone you know, have a learning disability and/or autism, and you assistance, you can choose to use a voting passport. This is a form which you can hand to our polling staff which will help them to easily understand any reasonable adjustments needed to ensure you are able to cast your vote. For details on how to download a voting passport, please visit the My Vote My Choice website.