Local elections - vote today!

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

Where can I vote?

Polls are now open for the local elections – make sure you vote today!

Polling stations are open from 7am-10pm with your votes being counted overnight tonight.

Some of our polling stations have changed since the last time you voted, so please check to be sure of where your polling station is before you set off to vote.

Who can I vote for?

Elections today are for East Hampshire District Council and your local town and parish councils, so you may be asked to vote in two elections.

You can find out your district council candidates using this website. Many of them have included some information about themselves.


How do I vote?

The staff at the polling station will give you one or two ballot papers, depending on if there are town and parish elections in your area. Town and parish ballot papers will be yellow, district council ballot papers will be white.

You should then take your ballot papers into a polling booth so that no one can see how you vote. Mark your vote, and then put your folded ballot papers in the appropriate ballot box.

A pencil will be provided for you to cast your vote, but you can use your own pen if you prefer.

If you are not sure what to do, please ask our staff at the polling station to help you.

Large print ballot paper, tactile voting devices and visual aids are available at the polling station, and assistance dogs can be taken into the polling station with you.

How will I know who’s won?

The votes will be counted overnight tonight. District council results will be announced ward by ward on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and live on our website.

The official declaration of results will be posted on our website tomorrow morning for both district council and town and parish council elections.