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).
Assistance for people with disabilities
If you need assistance with voting, you will find that most polling stations are equipped with;
- a polling booth suitable for wheelchair users
- a large print ballot paper to assist partially sighted voters
- a device to enable blind or partially sighted voters to vote unaided.
A voter who cannot read or one who has a physical disability and who is unable to vote without assistance may be helped by a companion or by the staff within the polling station.
Where do I vote?
The most common method of voting is by casting your vote personally in a Polling Station. There are a number of Polling Stations within the District of Hart, often they are located at the local village hall, school, church hall or at a public building.
Find your polling station for the next scheduled election (it does not cover unscheduled polls - please call our offices). This takes you to an external organisation which is responsible for the information provided.
Polling Stations are chosen to be as convenient as possible for the electorate, with access for people with disabilities being a significant factor. Provisions are made for the disabled such as providing ramps up stairs or guides to assist voters.
We recognise that there are still some voters who will be unable to go to their polling station on the day of the election. If this is the case these voters may wish to consider applying to vote by post or proxy (a proxy is someone who votes on your behalf).
If you have any enquiries regarding voting please contact us:-
Electoral and Registration Services
Telephone 01252 774073, 01252 774157 or 01252 774158 or email email@example.com