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Voting at polling stations

If you have not already registered, you will need to before you can vote at a polling station on election day.

Around four weeks before election day you will receive a pollcard. The card will tell you where your polling station is and there will also be a map on the poll card to help you find it.

What do I do on election day?

On election day, the polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

You do not need to take your poll card with you, but it may be quicker if you do.

If you have not received your poll card, you can still vote as long as your name is on the register. Go to your polling station and give your name and address. This will be checked by the polling station staff and as long as you are registered, you will be able to vote. You do not need to take any form of identification with you.

To find out more about voting in person, visit the About my Vote website.

Accessing polling stations

Polling stations should have easy access, such as a ramp as well as large print copies of ballot papers. There should also be a device to help those with sight problems.

The presiding officer can help place a vote on the voter's behalf or the voter can bring a companion to help them. Companions who assist someone to vote will be asked to sign a declaration so there is a formal record of it.

Review of polling districts

Medway Council is undertaking a review of the Polling districts and Polling Places in the Borough (in accordance with the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places Regulations 2006, as amended by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013). 

Any electors within the authority area or within the UK Parliamentary constituencies of Chatham and Aylesford, Gillingham and Rainham or Rochester and Strood may make a representation on the existing schedule or the proposals, which will be published here soon.

We welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, and the comments of any person or body with expertise in access for disabled people. Anyone making representations or comments are invited to give alternative places that may be used as polling places and are encouraged to give a reason for the alternative proposal so that it may be given appropriate consideration.

Have your say

You can make representations or comments by:

Post to Medway Electoral Services, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR

Email to electoralservices@medway.gov.uk