Information for Electors

Voting at a polling station

If you are on the electoral register, you will receive a poll card before the election telling you where and when to vote. The polling station is often a school or local hall near where you live. The poll card is for your information only, and you do not need to take it to the polling station in order to vote.

If you've recently moved house, your polling station may have changed. If you're unsure, you can email the Elections Team at elections@lancaster.gov.uk.

When you get to the polling station

When you arrive, you will need to give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station. When your details have been verified you will be given a ballot paper which you can take to a polling booth.  Polling booths are provided to allow you to cast your vote in secrecy. If you need help to mark your ballot paper, e.g. because you are blind, you can either ask the presiding officer to help you or you can take a companion to the polling station with you. You must inform the presiding officer if you wish to do this as he or she will need to make a record of the number of votes not marked by the elector - this is to protect against fraud. 

After casting your vote, you should fold the ballot paper and place it in the ballot box, which will be situated next to the staff working at the polling station.

Find your polling station

If you would like a reminder of where your polling station is, please click here to find out.
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Last updated: 14 June 2021