18 years old in all elections in England, and Westminster Parliamentary elections in Scotland and Wales;
16 years old in Scottish Parliament and Scottish local elections
16 years old in Senedd elections and Welsh local elections and other elections held in Wales - when you're 18
put an X next to the candidate you choose, unless told otherwise
fill in the postal voting statement
Put both the ballot and postal voting statement in the return envelope and seal it
Post your ballot as soon as you can to make sure it’s counted
As your election gets closer, most people will receive a polling card by post. This tells you where your polling station is, which is where you will vote
Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm. You can only vote between these times
When you get to the polling station, you will be given a piece of paper called a ballot for each election you are eligible to vote in
You will then go to a private polling booth to mark who you are voting for
You must follow the instructions on the ballot paper when you complete it to make sure your vote will be counted
Once you have filled in your ballot, staff will show you where to place it
You do not need your polling card to vote in person.
You do not need to take identification to vote
Fill in your details below and we'll send you a reminder text on to go to your polling station, along with a link with directions.
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