How to vote in an election

If it is your first time voting in an election, check out the ‘About my Vote’ website for a ‘step by step’ guide to the voting process.

Register to vote

Once registered, you can cast your vote in an election in three ways:

  • In person at the polling station: A poll card will be sent to you stating where you should vote and when the polling station will be open
  • By post: Any voter can decide to vote by post instead of voting at the polling station.  Visit for details on how to obtain a postal vote
  • By proxy: Under certain circumstances you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf.  You will normally need to provide evidence of your entitlement for a proxy vote

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