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Voting - where and how

The people who are elected in a local or general election make decisions which will affect your everyday life. It's important you take part in choosing the person you think will represent your views and needs the best. 

Register to vote

If you are not registered you will not be able to vote. 

Current deadline for registering to vote

The deadline for registering to vote in the Local Elections in May 2023 has now past.

Register to vote

If you can't get to the polling station on the day of an election you can apply in advance for a postal vote or proxy vote

How to cast a vote

You will be sent a poll card approximately one month before the day of the election. The poll card contains important information such as the address of your polling station and details of the hours of poll.

You do not need your poll card in order to be able to vote, however, if you have not received one and are unsure if you are able to vote in a particular election you can contact us. 

Information for people with learning difficulties

If a person has severe learning difficulties they may not need to register to vote. Others may wish to nominate someone to cast a proxy vote on their behalf.

Or they may wish to vote themselves on polling day. The downloadable guide on this page helps to make clear and straightforward what happens on election day and in a polling station. It was designed and produced by Wandsworth Council and the Makaton Charity (registered charity number 1119819) with the help of members of the Battersea Social Education Centre.

Ways to contact us about voting and registering to vote

If you can't register online or you have a question you can contact us by: