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How to vote

​​​​​​​​ ​Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on polling day, and are usually public buildings like schools or local halls.

Find your local polling station​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

You can take your polling card with you to show who you are, but you don’t have to. ​

Give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive.

You’ll be given a ballot paper containing a list of the people, parties or other options you can vote for.

You can get more information on voting​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window from the central government website.

Postal voting

Anyone can request to vote by post instead of going to a polling station, providing you appear on the electoral register. 

Apply for a postal vote​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

If you don't have access to a printer, contact us and we will post one to you. 

Please ensure you include your date of birth and sign the form. This will be your personal identifier and will be electronically checked against your postal vote at elections to prevent election fraud.

Please return completed applications for postal voting to:

Electoral Services
County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4UW ​

Proxy voting

A proxy vote means that you appoint someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station on Election Day.

To vote by proxy, you’ll need to be registered to vote and will need to complete the correct form for your circumstances.

Apply to vote by proxy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

Please return completed applications for proxy voting to:

Electoral Services
County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4UW

Emergency Proxy Voting​

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

The form you'll need to complete depends on your reason for needing a proxy vote and can be found at the electoral commission​ website ​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​. You can apply if:​​

  • You have a disability
  • You are away for work
  • You are self-isolating due to COVID-19 

Emergency Proxy applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.

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