How to vote

Voting at a polling station

If you are registered to vote you will receive a polling card through your door (of your registered address).

This will show you where to go to vote. You can only vote at the polling station you are assigned to, so it's important you go to the right one.

You can also look up your polling station using our polling station finder. Just enter your address or postcode into the search box and choose your house from the drop down list. It will then show you where to go to vote.

We have aimed to make sure all our polling stations are located in fully accessible buildings. Unfortunately, in practice, this may not always be possible.

If you cannot access the polling station, the presiding officer may take the ballot paper to you. After you have marked your ballot paper, the Presiding Officer will place your ballot paper into the ballot box.

Remember to bring ID from May 2023

From May 2023, you will need to bring a valid form of ID with you in order to vote. 

If you don't have accepted photo ID, you will be able to apply for a free voter ID document prior to the electionst, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate. 

Visit the Electoral Commission's website to find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.