First Timer’s Guide to Voting

Check out our easy-to-follow guide for a hassle-free voting experience!

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First time voting and worried about the process? Don't worry, we've got an easy-to-follow guide for you!

Before you head off to the polling station:

  • you must be registered to vote
  • check your polling card - this will have the info of your allocated polling station (check the list here)
  • take your ID (full list of accepted ID can be found here)
  • you don't need to take your polling card
  • make sure the polling station is open - you can only vote between 7am and 10pm on the day

When you arrive at the polling station:

  • have your ID ready
  • head over to the desk where volunteers will ask for your name and address
  • when you are handed a voting slip, go to a booth
  • the voting slip will advise you on how to mark your vote
  • when you have made your choice, fold your paper over and place it in the ballot box
  • don't forget to check for Dogs at Polling Stations!

And that's it! Congratulations - you've just exercised your democratic right. Feels good, doesn't it?!

Still unsure about voting? Take a look at our short post giving you 5 reasons to do so :)

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