Register to vote

Vote matters

Register to vote

Once you have registered to vote you will be allocated to a polling station near to your house.  About a month before each election you will be sent a polling card which will explain where your polling station is and what time it is open.

Postal voting

At any time you can also ask to vote by post.  This can be for a particular election, for a set period of time or for all future elections but you must be registered to vote first.

You can get a postal voting application form from the Electoral Commission's website, by e-mailing or you can telephone the elections team on 01706 252445/6.

Proxy Voting

If you can't get to your polling station you may appoint a proxy to go to the polling station to vote for you.  Anyone can appoint a proxy for one election.  If you are ill or disabled or if your work or study takes you away from home you may be able to appoint a permanent proxy.  Please contact the elections team for more information or an application form.