How to vote

You must be registered individually to get a vote. There are three ways to vote:

at a polling station

If you are registered to vote, then about four weeks before the election you will receive a poll card at your address telling you where you should go to vote and the hours your polling station will be open. Polling stations in Angus are usually open from 7am to 10pm on election day.

On election day, go to your polling station. This is usually a school, local hall or public building near where you live. When you arrive at the polling station, staff will be on hand to direct you to where voting is taking place.

When you have located your polling station, tell the staff there your name and address. You do not have to bring your poll card with you to vote but it might save time if you do. If you give your poll card to the staff they will return this to you after they have located you on the register of electors.

You will then be given a ballot paper or ballot papers if there is more than one election on that day and directed to a polling booth to cast your vote in private.

In the polling booth you will find instructions to assist you in marking your ballot paper correctly. These instructions can also be found at the top of the ballot paper.

Mark your ballot paper as directed, fold it half and put it in the ballot box after you have shown the back of your ballot paper to the polling staff.

Staff are available in the polling station to assist electors so please ask questions if there is anything you are unsure of.

by post

Anybody who is registered individually can apply for a postal vote, you don't need to give a reason.

Visit our voting by post pages for more information.

by proxy

This is a convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to your polling station. Voting by proxy just means that you can appoint someone you trust to go and vote on your behalf. This method of voting can be particularly useful if you are overseas in a country too far away to send back a postal vote in time for the election.

Visit our voting by proxy pages for more information.