How to register and vote at elections
How you can vote
Vote in person at the polling station
From 4 May 2023 voters will need to show photo ID to vote at the polling station.
If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you around 6 weeks before an election. Your poll card tells you where your polling station will be. You do not need your poll card to vote although it will help the staff at the polling station if you bring it with you. You must bring your photo ID with you to vote at the polling station.
If you would like to find out where your polling station is in the run up to an election, please contact the Electoral Services team on 0300 456 0112 or email@example.com.
Visit the Electoral Commission for more information about how to vote in person.
Ask someone to vote by proxy on your behalf
From 4 May 2023 your proxy will need to show their own photo ID to vote on your behalf at the polling station.
If you are registered to vote and cannot make it to the polling station on polling day, you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf. See more information about proxy voting on Electoral Commission - voting by proxy.
You can return your completed proxy vote application to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via post at the address below.
Deadlines apply during an election timetable. Keep an eye on our Upcoming elections and referendums page to see if you are affected.
Vote by post
To vote by post you must complete a postal vote application form. The form must be signed in pen as we require a physical signature not a digital signature. If you cannot print the form email email@example.com with your full name and address to request a hard copy to be sent to you in the post.
You can return your completed postal vote application to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by post at the address below.
If you wish to cancel your postal vote please email email@example.com with your full name and address or contact the Electoral Services team using the contact details at the end of this page.
Deadlines apply during an election cycle. Keep an eye on our Upcoming elections and referendums page to see if you are affected.