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How do I vote?

As long as your name is included on the voters roll and you are eligible to vote in a forthcoming election.  You will receive a poll card about a month before the election is scheduled to take place.  Your poll card gives you information about the date of the election, where to go to vote and the hours of poll.

Once inside the polling station the poll clerk checks off your name and address on the electoral register and the presiding officer will give you your ballot paper.  You take your ballot paper into a polling booth and mark a X on the right hand side of the ballot paper opposite the name(s) of the candidate(s) you are voting for.  The number of candidates you may vote for will be stated on the ballot paper and on the notices in the polling booth.

Once you have marked your ballot paper fold it in half and put the ballot paper in the ballot box and leave the polling station.  If you spoil the ballot paper show it to the presiding officer and ask for another one. 

The presiding officer or a companion can assist a voter with physical disabilities who is unable to vote unaided or who is unable to read.  Visually impaired voters can ask for a device to enable them to mark their ballot paper unaided and a large print version of the ballot paper is displayed inside each polling station.

Promote the vote is a website to help people with learning disabilities find out about voting.

If you have already been granted a postal vote you will not be able to vote in person at the polling station, your ballot paper will be sent to you in the post.

Where can I get more information?

If you require any further information please select the highlighted link  Electoral Services .