How do I vote?

In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote. How you vote is up to you. It may depend on what you find easiest or the most convenient method. Most people vote in person at a polling station. However, if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).

  • Polling station walkthrough

    Polling station walkthrough

    Have a look at our animated polling station walkthrough to see how easy voting is.

  • Voting in Person

    Voting in Person

    Voting at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help.

  • Voting by Post

    Voting by Post

    Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.

  • Voting by proxy

    Voting by proxy

    If you are unable to vote in person, you can apply to vote by proxy (someone else voting on your behalf).

  • Registering to vote.

    Registering to vote.

    Find out how to register to vote in UK elections and referendum.

  • Voting Systems

    Voting Systems

    Find out about the different voting systems used in UK elections, and what to expect when you vote.

  • Film - Why should I register to vote?

    Film - Why should I register to vote?

    Watch our short film that shows that if you want to have your voice heard, you need to register.

  • How do I register to vote?

    How do I register to vote?

    Confused? This short film will guide you through the registration process step-by-step.

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Electoral information

Upcoming elections

The next elections in your area will be European Parliamentary Elections on 4 June 2009.

Further information

Although there are no more elections scheduled for 2008, elections can be called at any time and at short notice, so make sure you’re registered to vote so you can have your say!

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