A poll card is only sent out to inform electors that there is going to be an election. It will tell you:
- the date of the election
- the ward, parish or constituency you are in
- your polling station
- that you need photo ID to vote in person
All registered electors entitled to vote on the 4 May 2023 should receive their poll cards around 27 March 2023.
To check you are registered to vote telephone 0300 123 5016. If you are not registered you have until 17 April 2023 to complete a registration. This can be completed online at Register to vote - GOV.UK
Lost poll cards
A poll card is sent out to inform electors that there is going to be an election. You don't need it to be able to vote. You should just go along to your polling station on election day and give your name and address and photo ID. You will then be given a ballot paper. If you don’t know where your polling station is, or if you have not received a poll card phone the Elections office on 0300 123 5016 or email electoral information.
Postal votes and poll cards
All postal voters receive a pink postal poll card. If the card is white and you think you should have received a postal vote, phone the Elections office on 0300 123 5016 or email electoral information.
Poll card not received
If you have not received a poll card you may not be able to vote.
- British, Irish and Commonwealth electors can vote at Parliamentary, Borough and Parish elections.
- Electors who are from a European Union country other than Britain or Ireland can vote in Borough and Parish elections.
- Overseas electors can vote at Parliamentary elections but cannot vote at Borough and Parish elections.
Page last reviewed: 13 April 2023
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