Ways to vote

Vote in person, by post or by proxy

You can vote in one of three different ways. How you vote is up to you and may depend on whether you can get to a polling station on election day.

  1. vote in person at a polling station (most people vote this way)
  2. apply to vote by post. You can apply for a postal vote online or via a paper form
  3. apply to vote by proxy (a trusted person voting on your behalf). You can apply for a proxy vote online or by paper form

As part of the application process you will be asked to provide your National Insurance number. You can provide a list of additional evidence like your passport or driving licence if necessary - these can be uploaded to your application. 

You will also be asked to upload your signature and guidance is available to help applicants do this.

Postal voters need to reapply for their postal vote every three years.

All completed forms can be either scanned and emailed or posted to one of the contact details on the right-hand side of this page.

You can cancel a postal or proxy vote if you have one but no longer want one.

Cancel your postal vote

Cancel your proxy vote

Where are polling stations?

Polling stations are located across Hart. Usually, they are in village halls, schools, church halls or public buildings.

You can find out:

For information about unscheduled polls, please  contact us using the details on this page.

Are polling stations equipped for people with disabilities?

Most polling stations are equipped with:

  • access such as ramps up stairs
  • a polling booth suitable for wheelchair users
  • a large print ballot paper for partially sighted voters
  • a device to enable blind or partially sighted voters to vote unaided

You may bring someone with you to help if you have a physical disability, can’t read or can’t vote without assistance. You can also ask a staff member at the polling station to help.

If you have any enquiries about voting or elections, please contact us using the details on this page.