About polling stations

Staff at the polling station will be on hand to assist you. You can also take someone with you to help you with the voting process. 

Polling stations have a large print sample of the ballot paper. To assist electors with partial sight we have a tactile device with braille and raised numbers that can be fixed on request to a ballot paper. 

Checks at the polling station

The law requires every ballot paper to have a unique serial number and that a record is kept of the serial number of the ballot paper that is issued to every elector. Staff at the polling station will note this before you vote. 

Mistakes on your ballot paper

If you made a mistake on your ballot paper before you put it in the ballot box, polling station staff can issue you with another one. If you have already put your ballot paper into the ballot box you cannot be given another one. 

Apply to work in a polling station

If you wish to help us by working at the polling station we would love to hear from you.

Many people work on polling day and all play a vital role in making the election run smoothly.

We also recruit people to help at other times of the year, particularly during our annual canvass.

Please contact us to find out more.