Voting at the polling station
Your poll card tells you when the election will be held and where to go to cast your vote. It will make it easier to find you on the electoral register if you take the poll card with you to the polling station, but you can still vote without it.
Staff at the polling station will ask your name and address before you are allowed to vote.
At the polling station the poll clerk or presiding officer should ask you for your name and address, once this is confirmed they will issue you with a folded ballot paper.
You should take the ballot paper to one of the voting booths and mark an "X" in the box on the right-hand side of the paper against the name of the candidate(s) you wish to vote for. The maximum number of votes you can make is detailed at the top of the ballot paper and will also be displayed on a notice in the polling booth.
If you make a mistake or spoil your paper you can take it back to the presiding officer and request they issue you with another.
When you are happy with your vote fold the ballot paper and put it into the ballot box.
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