How to vote

How to vote

How to vote

In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote. How you vote is up to you.

  • Vote in person at a polling station
  • Postal vote
  • Proxy vote

Vote in person at a polling station

Most people vote in person at a polling station. We have 72 polling stations across East Hampshire, you can find out where your nearest polling station is by checking the information printed on your poll card.

Polling stations are open from 7am and close at 10pm.

You do not need your poll card to vote at a polling station.

Postal vote

If you are registered to vote but unable to vote in person on the day of the election (eg if you’re away from home or you’re abroad), you can apply for a postal vote.

You can apply for a postal vote or cancel your postal vote up to 11 working days before the election. Postal votes can be done on a temporary or permanent basis.

If you live abroad and are registered, you can apply for a postal vote but you need to make sure you have time to receive and return your ballot papers on polling day.

Proxy vote

If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is usually 5pm, six working days before the poll.

If you live abroad and are registered, you can also apply for a proxy vote.