The Council and democracy Vote in person at a polling station

Casting your vote

Always follow the Covid-related guidance; there will be signs, floor markings and hand sanitiser for you to use. 

When it's your turn:

  • Go to the desk and tell the staff your name and address. They will give you your ballot paper(s) 
  • Take your ballot paper(s) to a voting booth (every station has at least one low height polling booth)
  • Read the instructions in the booth and mark your ballot paper(s) 
  • When you have marked your ballot paper(s) fold them so that nobody can see how you have voted 
  • Put your folded ballot paper(s) into the ballot box. 

If you need help to make your vote  

You can ask a member of staff for help if you're visually impaired or need a large-print ballot paper. If your disability means that you need help to mark your ballot paper, you may bring someone with you, but they and the Presiding Officer must sign a form so that we have a formal record.

Online information for carers gives details of how to support anyone you care for to cast their vote.


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