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.

Voter ID

As of January 2023, you will need to show accepted photo ID to receive a ballot paper and vote. This includes the local and parish elections in Medway on 4 May 2023.

Find out more about Voter ID.

What you need to do

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

You must take your accepted photo ID with you.

You do not need to take your poll card with you.

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 recently reviewed the polling districts in Medway. For further information view the formal notice to review polling districts.