If you are registered on the electoral register you will be sent a polling card a few weeks before an election. The card tells you when the election takes place and your allocated polling station.
If you haven’t received a polling card but think you should have, please contact us to check your registration by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can only vote if your name is on the electoral register. To be eligible to vote you must:
- be registered to vote.
- be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
- be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen
- be a member or spouse of a member of HM Forces
- be a crown servant employed outside the UK.
- be registered at an address in the area you want to vote in
- not be legally excluded from voting.
European citizens are allowed to vote in European and local elections only.
Overseas electors are allowed to vote in parliamentary and European elections only.