The information below tells you how and where to vote. During election times additional information will be included on this page in relation to the current election.
How and where to vote?
You can only vote in elections if you name is on the Register of Electors.
The following people are allowed to vote:
People aged 18 or over
British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union Citizens
Members of HM Forces and their spouses
Crown servants employed outside the United Kingdom
European citizens - in European and Local Elections only
Overseas Electors - in Parliamentary and European Elections only
Poll cards are delivered shortly before an election. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card which informs them of the date of the election, where their polling station is and the hours of poll. You do not need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote however it does make things quicker.
Polling Stations open from 7am to 10pm
On arrival at your designated polling station, the Presiding Officer will ask you to confirm your name and address and will issue you with a ballot paper
You should take the ballot paper to the voting booth and mark with an "X" the candidate you wish to vote for
Fold the ballot paper and deposit it in the ballot box
You can view all the polling stations in the district on our interactive map, but you should be aware that you are allocated a polling station based on where you live (which may not necessarily be the polling station which is nearest to your home). You cannot turn up at a polling station of your choice to vote - you need to go to the polling station that is stated on your poll card.
View polling stations in the district of Blaby
What if I am unable to get to the Polling Station on Election Day?
If you are unable to go to your Polling Station on Election Day, you can apply to vote by post. More information is available on the Postal Votes page.
You may wish to appoint a proxy (a proxy is someone who votes on your behalf) and further information is available on the Proxy Votes page.
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