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 four 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.
Poll cards have been sent out for the 2019 local and parish elections. If you have not received your poll card, or you've lost 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.
Watch a short video showing how to vote at local and parish elections:
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:
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Have your say
You can make representations or comments by emailing email@example.com or post your comments to Medway Electoral Services, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR.