The General Election takes place on Thursday 8 June 2017. Nottingham will be electing three MPs for the city’s three Parliamentary constituencies – Nottingham East, Nottingham North and Nottingham South. Here is all the information you will need to vote.
How to vote on 8 June
You need to be registered to vote in elections. The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election has now passed.
If you’re already registered to vote, you will have received a polling card through the post.
The polling card will have on it your polling number, your name and address, and the location of your polling station - which could be a local library, church hall or community centre - where you can vote in person on Thursday 8 June.
If someone in your household does not receive a polling card and they are eligible to vote, or if the polling cards are not in the correct names please contact the Electoral Services Team immediately - details below.
Voting in person at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help if you're unsure what to do.
Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm.
If you are disabled and need assistance getting to the polling station, contact the Electoral Services Team to find out what help is available. You can also ask to have a companion with you when you vote, or staff in the polling station may be able to help you.
When you arrive at the polling station:
- Tell the staff inside the polling station your name and address so they can check that you are on the electoral register. You can show them your poll card, but you do not need it to vote.
- The staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the parties and candidates you can vote for. It will be stamped with an official mark. If you have a visual impairment, you can ask for a special voting device that allows you to vote on your own in secret.
- Take your ballot paper into a polling booth so that no one can see how you vote. Read the ballot paper carefully, it will tell you how to cast your vote. Do not write anything else on the paper or your vote may not be counted.
- Mark your ballot paper according to the instructions. A pencil will be provided for you to do this, but you may use your own pen if you prefer.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, don't worry – so long as you haven't already put it in the ballot box, just let the polling station staff know and they can issue you with a replacement ballot paper.
- Finally, when you have marked your vote, fold the ballot paper in half and put it in the ballot box. Do not let anyone see your vote. If you are not clear on what to do, ask the staff at the polling station to help you.
The deadlines for applying for a postal or a proxy vote for the General Election have now passed.
If you have already applied for a postal vote, you need to send it back so that it arrives by 10pm on 8 June. If it arrives later than this, your vote won't be counted.
If you’re too late to post your ballot paper back, you can hand it in by 10pm on 8 June to your local polling station or to the Council's Electoral Services Team at Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG
The Electoral Services Team can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0115 876 4111
Notice of Election
Statement of Persons Nominated
Notice of Election Agents’ Names and Offices
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