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Vote in person

If you choose to vote in person at your polling station, a poll card will be sent to you, provided you are registered to vote and eligible to vote in that election.

Polling stations are open from 7.00am until 10.00pm on polling day.

How to vote in person

If you're voting in person, you should::

  • Go to the polling station, which is stated on your on your polling card. If you're unsure where this is, use our postcode lookup to find it - .
  • When you arrive at the polling station, we will ask for your name and address. If you have your polling card, it will make it easier for us to find your name on the electoral register. 
  • We will give you a ballot paper.
  • To guard against duplicate voting, we will mark your name on the electoral register.
  • Take the paper to one of the polling booths, which are screened to ensure secrecy. Follow the instructions on the notices in the polling booth and on top of the ballot paper, and mark an "X" in the box on the right hand side of the paper against the candidate you wish to vote for. If you make a mistake or spoil your paper, you can take it back to the presiding officer and ask for another.
  • Fold the ballot paper so other people cannot see your choice, post it in the ballot box.

Lost poll cards

If you've received a poll card, but lost it, you don't need it to vote. If you're not sure where to your polling station is, use our postcode lookup - .

Recently moved house

If you are registered to vote, but have not registered your new address, you can still vote using your previous address, as this is where you are registered on the electoral roll.

To check where the polling station for your old address is, use our use our postcode lookup to .

Contact us
Electoral Services
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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