How to vote

Voting in elections is an important way to make your voice heard on the issues that concern you. It is central to the way in which our democracy works.

Decisions are made on your behalf by local government every day, ranging from what building work is approved in your area and what recreational facilities you have, to national issues like roads, transport and education. Similarly, central government controls such issues as defence and the environment.

These decisions are made by people elected to represent you on local councils and in the UK and European Parliaments.

If you are registered to vote you will be sent a poll card before an election.

If you do not receive a poll card then please contact the Electoral Services Team


Call: 01932 425653.

Traditionally people will visit their local polling station to vote in person on the day of the election. You may however, also vote by post or proxy

Get in touch about elections

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.