Vote at a polling station

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

Around 4 weeks before election day you will receive a polling card. The card will tell you where your polling station is and will have a map to help you find it.

What you need to do

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.

Find out more about voting in person on The Electoral Commission website

Watch this short video about voting at a polling station:

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Polling station accessibility

Polling stations should all be accessible. To help you vote, we may provide: 

  • a ramp to help with access to the station
  • large print copies of ballot papers
  • a device to help those with sight problems vote unaided.

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 help someone to vote will be asked to sign a declaration so there is a formal record.

Protect your vote

Watch this short video about protecting your vote when voting at a polling station:

Review of polling districts

We are currently reviewing the polling districts in Medway. For further information view the formal notice to review polling districts.