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How to vote

Before you can vote in UK elections or referendums you need to register to vote. Your name and address will then appear on the electoral register.

If you are on the electoral register you will receive a poll card a few weeks before the election. You can still vote without a poll card, but it makes things easier if you have it with you.

Your poll card will tell you the opening times and location of your polling station.

You can vote:

Voting ages

You can register to vote when you’re:

  • 16 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • 14 years old in Scotland

You can vote when you’re:

  • 18 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • 16 years old in Scotland

Contact Information

Electoral Services

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