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Where do I vote?

Last Modified November 21, 2019
With poll cards hitting door mats for the General Election on Thursday 12 December, one of the most common questions is ‘where do I vote?’ 

To reduce confusion, we have a poll station location finder that enables residents to find out where they vote simply by entering their address into the search bar. 

Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager for Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “It is essential residents know where and how to vote, so this online tool is a great resource for people who may have misplaced their poll card or are unsure where they need to go. 

“With changes to two polling stations for the General Election on Thursday 12 December, the polling station finder on our website is quick and easy to use.” 

Hertsmere currently uses around 50 different locations across the borough, including village and church halls, schools and community centres. 

There are two changes to polling stations: 
• Residents who have previously voted at Parkside Primary School will now be voting at Brookside Boys Club 
• Residents who have previously voted at the Three Compasses Pub will now vote at Aldenham War Memorial Hall. 

Are you registered to vote? 

It only takes five minutes - you could do it while running a bath or waiting for a bus! To register visit here. You will be need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number in addition to the usual details of your name, address, previous address and nationality. The deadline for registering is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. 

Voting in person at a polling station 

If you want to vote in person and are registered, a poll card will be sent to you about five weeks before the election. If you have not received a poll card please contact our Electoral Services team on 020 8207 7481 or email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk. The card tells you where you should vote – you can only vote at your allocated polling station. You do not need your poll card to vote. 

Voting by post 

If you are registered for a postal vote you will be sent your ballot paper approximately two weeks before the election and you will need to post it back to us. To vote by post you need to apply and forms have to be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. 

Voting by proxy 

Proxy voting means another person can vote on your behalf. To vote by proxy, you will have completed a form and returned it to the Electoral Services team by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December. 

You can have someone vote on your behalf if: 
• You will be away on holiday 
• You have to work away from home 
• You are ill or in hospital. 

For more information and to apply online visit our website: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/GeneralElection2019 

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote or want a hard copy of any of the application forms please call 020 8207 7481 or email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk 

You can find out more about voting in general from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk 

To find your polling station visit here and enter your address or postcode.
Posted on Tuesday 19th November 2019

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