If you haven't registered to vote, or you have changed your address, you can register to vote online. Please have your National Insurance Number and your date of birth to hand when you register. The process only takes 5 minutes.
Register to vote
Vote in person
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.
At the polling station
- A poll clerk will confirm your name and address against the electoral register
- You will be given a ballot paper to take into a booth for you to mark an X in the box next to the candidate you wish to vote for
- Then fold the ballot paper in half and post it in the ballot box
Please ask the the polling station staff if you need help in voting.
You can apply for a postal vote anytime of the year.
If you choose to vote by post your ballot paper will be sent to you about 1 week prior to election day. You mark your ballot paper in the normal way then return it in the pre-paid envelope along with the completed security statement before the close of poll.
Note - Applications for Postal Votes must be received by 5:00 pm on the eleventh working day prior to an election.
Alternatively you can apply for someone to vote for you. If you have a particular reason ie; you are blind or disabled, or if you are away from home during an election and will be leaving prior to postal votes being issued.
Note - Application forms appointing a proxy must be received 6 working days prior to an election.
What about living abroad?
If you are a British Citizen and are living or working abroad, you may still be able to register to vote at Parliamentary Elections from your last address here. Your right to vote in this country’s elections can last up to 15 years.
The Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 1HF - firstname.lastname@example.org