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How to vote

Voting at polling station

If you are registered to vote we will send you a poll card just before an election telling you where and when to vote.

  • You can only vote at the polling station stated on your poll card

Polling station opening times

  • Polling stations are open from 7.00am to 10.00pm on polling day

Where is my local polling station

Find the location of Nuneaton and Bedworth polling stations

Lost my polling card

You can still vote even if you’ve lost your polling card.

If you haven’t received a polling card but think you should have done contact us using the contact details below

Access for voters with disabilities

We are committed to making sure that everybody who wants to vote can do so and offer a range of services for voters on polling day. This includes:

  • Polling stations accessible to wheelchair users and people who have limited mobility
  • A special device called a Tactile Voting Device available to enable blind and partially sighted to vote in person
  • Large print handheld ballot papers available in every polling station
  • Specially trained staff available to provide information about how to vote, and to provide assistance where required
  • The option of taking a companion (close relative or elector qualified to vote at the election) with you for assistance

When you get to the polling station

You can take your polling card with you to show who you are, but you don’t have to.

Give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive.

You’ll be given a ballot paper containing a list of the people, parties or other options you can vote for.

Filling in your ballot paper

  1. Take your ballot paper into a polling booth.
  2. Follow the instructions on the notices in the polling booth and on the top of the ballot paper to vote.
  3. Put it in the ballot box.

Giving information to tellers

Tellers outside polling stations work for political parties and candidates. They might ask you for some information, like your electoral number. You don't have to give them the information they ask for, but you can if you want to.

Last updated Monday, 4th January 2016

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