To be eligible to vote you must:
- be on the Electoral Register,
- aged 18 or over
- be either a British, Commonwealth, Irish or other European Union citizen
- British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens are eligible to vote in all elections held in the UK.
- European Union citizens are eligible to vote in Local and European elections only.
- Registered Overseas Electors are eligible to vote in Parliamentary and European elections only.
Poll cards are delivered shortly before an election. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card which informs them of the date of the election, where their polling station is and the hours of poll. You do not need to take the card with you to be able to vote.
- The hours of poll for all elections are 07.00 to 22.00
- On arrival at the polling station you will be asked to confirm your name and address and will then be issued with a ballot paper.
- You should take the ballot paper to the voting booth and mark "X" against the candidate of your choice.
- Fold the ballot paper and place in the ballot box.
Postal and Proxy Voting
If you are unable to go to the polling station you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote.