Polling day information

Polling at the General Election will take place on Friday 26 February 2016 and polling stations will be open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

If you are on the Register of Electors, a polling card will be sent to your home before the general election. Your polling card will include your elector number and will tell you where you can vote. You can also find out where your polling station is by contacting your local authority. Polling stations are usually in schools or other public buildings.

You do not need a polling card to vote. When you arrive at the polling station, you will be asked to state your name and address and you may be asked to prove your identity. If you are asked to prove your identity and you cannot do so, you may not be allowed to vote. If the presiding officer is satisfied in relation to your identity, your ballot paper will be stamped and handed to you.

You can read more about polling day and acceptable forms of identification (doc).