How to Vote

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Can you vote? ...... not everyone can ......

You have to be 18 or over and

  • a British citizen; or
  • a citizen or another qualifying Commonwealth country.

European Union citizens are not entitled to vote at UK Parliamentary Elections, Citizens of Malta and Cyprus are however entitled to vote as they are members of the Commonwealth.

Polling Cards

If your name is on the register of electors and you are aged 18 or over, you will, unless you are further included in the absent voters list, get a polling card around (date to be added). This will tell you where your Polling Station is and when it is open.  The card is for information only.  Don't worry if you lose it or forget it - you can still vote without it.  It just makes it easier if you take it to the Polling Station and show it to the clerk.

If you don't receive a polling card, this could mean that you are registered at an old address or are not included on the register.  If you live in Dundee you should call the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) on 01382 434444.  If you live in the Angus Council area but are an elector in Dundee East or Dundee West you should telephone 01307 462416.

Voting in Person

To vote in person you should go to the Polling Station listed on your Polling Card.  The clerk will give you a ballot paper to place a cross against the candidate of your choice.

Voting by Post

Not everyone can apply - go to the 'How to Register' page for information. When you have been granted a postal vote your Ballot Paper will then be sent to you by post, prior to the elections.  Complete the paper and return it as directed.  You will also be sent a postal voter poll card confirming that you have a postal vote nearer this time.

Please apply for a postal vote as soon as possible.  The last day for receipt of applications by the ERO for the election is Tuesday, 26th November, 2019.

Download a form (180KB MS Word doc).

Hard copy application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Office, 20 City Square and completed forms returned to the same address.

Voting by Proxy

Not everyone can apply - go to the 'How to Register' page for information. If granted this means that you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you either in person at the polling station, or if they have applied to be your Postal proxy, by post.  

The last day to appoint a proxy in time for the election on 12th December is Wednesday 4 December, 2019.  Forms need to be with the Electoral Registration Officer at 20 City Square, Dundee by 5 pm.  Download a form.

Contact Details

If you have any questions on whether you are registered to vote, postal votes or proxy votes, please contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01382 434444 for residents of Dundee or 01307 462416 for residents of Angus.