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Register and how to vote

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 years old or over (you can only vote once you are 18)
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK
  • an EU citizen resident in the UK
  • A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.

For details on registering as a service voter or overseas elector, please see the Electoral Commission.

Register to vote
 

How you can vote

You can vote in person, by post or ask someone to vote on your behalf (proxy vote). See the downloads and links section.

If you would like to cancel an existing postal or proxy voting arrangement, use the form in the downloads section.

If you are setting up or cancelling any current arrangements because of an election or referendum, please refer to our forthcoming elections or referendums web page as statutory deadline dates may apply.

In person at the polling station

If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you a few days before the election. Your card tells you where your polling station is and when it will be open. 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 will be allocated to a polling station. If you would like to find out where your usual polling station is, please contact the Electoral Services team on 0300 456 0112.

Please visit GOV.UK for more information about how to vote in person..

Frequently asked questions

Emergency Proxy Voting

You may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote for employment or medical reasons. To qualify, you will have only been made aware of the circumstances after 5pm six working days before the polling day. You can apply from this time and up to 5pm on polling day itself.

To apply, you must be registered and your appointed proxy must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered to vote
  • Eligible to vote in this particular type of poll
  • Cannot act on behalf of more than two people at any one election, unless they are a close relative

To apply for an emergency proxy please contact the Electoral Services Team on 0300 456 0112 or download the emergency proxy application. If you are applying for a postal or proxy vote during an election timetable which is already running, specific deadline dates will apply.

The electoral register explained

Contact us

Address

Electoral Services
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

Email

elections@wiltshire.gov.uk

Telephone

0300 456 0112