How To Vote

In Person

If you are registered to vote you will receive a poll card shortly before an election. This will tell you where your polling station is, what day the election is being held and other election information.

Your polling station is most likely be a school, community centre or church hall near where you live. The poll card is for your information – you do not need to take it to the polling station in order to vote, though it will save time if you do.

At the polling station you will see instructions like those below, but if you have any questions the friendly Polling Station staff will be very happy to help you.



Postal voting


Postal voting is popular because it is easy, you don't have to go to the polling station in person on election day, and it is handy if you may be on holiday, working from home or may be unpredictably busy on election day and either can't get to the polling station or may forget.

If you choose to vote by post your ballot papers are posted directly to your home address approximately two weeks before the election.

You then simply mark your vote on the ballot paper, put an X in the box beside the Labour candidate, then complete the postal vote statement with your date of birth and signature and then put it in the post box.

It is possible to have your ballot papers delivered to an address other than your home address provided that you state the reason for this.

If you wish to vote by post before an election, please note that your application to vote by post must be received by 5pm on the 11th working day before the election.

If you apply to vote by post you will not be able to vote in person at the polling station, but if you have not already posted your postal vote, you can hand a postal vote in to the polling station before it closes at 10PM.

You can apply for a postal vote here,

 Aylesbury Vale District Council Postal Vote Application


 Proxy voting

Proxy  voting is when you appoint someone to vote on your behalf.  The person you choose will then need to go to your polling on to cast your vote.

If you wish to vote by proxy at the next election, please note that your application must be received by 5pm on the 6th working day before the election.

You or your proxy can vote, but not both.

Proxy voting may be useful if you are unexpectedly unable to be the the polling station maybe due to having been hospitalised or called away from home close to election day. It would be far better to use a postal vote if at all possible, that way be can be sure your vote is cast as you wished.

Aylesbury Vale District Council Proxy Vote Application


 If you have any questions about how to register to vote, or how to vote, please contact Aylesbury CLP on,

and we will be happy to talk to you about the voting process.




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