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How to vote

The electoral register

To be able to vote, a person's name must be on the electoral register.

All registered citizens will be sent a poll card before an election. The poll card will have information including the date of the election and where you need to go to vote. You do not need to take your poll card to the polling station to vote.

When you can't get to a polling station

If you can't get to a polling station or will be on holiday or working away from home on election day, you can:

Vote by post

If you want to vote by post you will be sent a pack through the post containing ballot papers. 

For the elections on 2 May 2019, the deadline to return a completed application for a postal vote is 5pm on Monday 15 April. 

Vote by proxy

Voting by proxyis when you appoint someone you know to vote on your behalf.

For the elections on 2 May 2019, the deadline to return a completed application for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Postal proxy voting

If you appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf and they cannot get to the polling station then they can apply to vote by post for you.

For the elections on 2 May 2019, the deadline to return a completed application for a postal proxy vote is 5pm on Monday 15 April.

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