How to vote

You can vote in person, by post or you can appoint someone else to vote on your behalf, which is called voting by proxy. You can do this in any type of election, whether it's a general election, a local council election or a referendum.

Register to vote

You must be registered to vote before you can vote in UK elections or referendums.

Before an election or referendum, we will send all eligible registered electors a poll card, which will give information about the poll and when polling day is. 

If you vote in person at a polling station, your poll card will give you details on where your polling station is and what photographic ID you can use to vote.

If you vote by post, your poll card will confirm the address where you have asked us to send your postal vote pack, what to do if you have lost or spoilt all or part of your pack, or if you haven’t received it.

If you vote by proxy, both you and your proxy will receive a poll card if your proxy votes in person. You can vote yourself if you wish, if your proxy has not already voted and has not applied to vote by post. If your proxy votes for you by post, you will not receive a proxy poll card.

For information about the different methods of voting, please click on the links above.

Contact Electoral Services

Town Hall
Pinstone Street
S1 2HH

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