Different ways to vote

Your name must be on the electoral register to be able to vote.

You can vote at a polling station, you can vote by post or you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf using a proxy vote.

You can visit your local polling station and vote in person.

A poll card will be sent to you, provided you are registered and eligible to vote in that election.

Most electors can still vote without their poll card provided their name is on the register at the polling station.

Further information on voting in person.

You can apply for a postal vote for all elections, or for a particular election, without giving a reason.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm, 11 working days before an election. (This excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday and any other bank holidays).

You can have your ballot paper delivered to your registered address or, provided you can supply us with a reason, to an alternative address.

Further information on postal voting.

You can apply for someone else to vote on your behalf.  This person is called a proxy. 

The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm, six working days before an election. (This excludes Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).

You can choose to vote by proxy for a particular election or for all elections, you will be required to give a reason and in some cases get someone to support your application..  

Further information on proxy voting.

During an election, there are a number of provisions in place for voters with disabilities.  There are ramps allowing easy access to polling stations and all forms are available in a larger print version on request.

There is also a template device called a selector, which enables blind or partially sighted people to vote unaided, or you can ask the presiding officer on duty for help. You can also take a companion with you to help you if you can’t vote without assistance.

Please be aware that the following Polling Stations may have restricted access for some people wishing to cast their vote.

Name and Location of Polling Station

Why might access be restricted?

Bowling Club Pavilion, Hannafore, West Looe

Two small steps at bottom of path

Riverside Church, West Looe

One small step from road (no pavement) into Church.

Antony Village Hall, Antony

Several steps to access the hall. No disabled access due to gradient of land and restricted space available.

Mithian Institute, Mithian

Two small steps, one into porch and then one into hall

Central Bar & Restaurant, Truro (former Kernow Club)

Level access to front of property, but electors would need to come through bar. Rear access has two steps.

Portacabin, Tulip Foods, Ebenezer

Ramp or steps needed for access into the portacabin.

Portacabin, Wheal Martyn Museum, Carthew

Ramp or steps needed for access into the portacabin.

Squires Field Community Centre, Fowey

Large step up into main door.

Portacabin, Rising Sun Car Park, Portmellon

Ramp or steps needed for access into the portacabin.

Village Hall, Glentowan Road, Pentewan

Building only accessible via 8 steps which are too steep to provide a ramp.

Tregrehan Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Tregrehan

Building only accessible via a small step at entrance gate and another larger step at door.

Connor Downs Womens Institute Hall

Small step into building

Mount Pleasant Methodist Sunday School, Hayle

Slope from car park to entrance may cause some difficulties for electors with disabilities, but level access once slope has been negotiated.  Small ramp into main hall.

Trewirgie Junior School Annexe, Redruth

2 large granite steps on a slope and a small step into the building.

Praze Cricket Club, Praze An Beeble

Steps into the pavilion.

Portacabin, Tesco Car Park, Penzance

Ramp or steps needed for access into the portacabin.

Zennor Village Hall

Three shallow granite steps have to be negotiated.

Perranuthnoe Church Hall

Step leading into building.

Mousehole Methodist Church

Gravel path and steps

St John’s Community Room, Trewartha Terrace, Penzance

Front steps and uneven gravel path

Shekinah Centre, Taroveor Road, Penzance

Step into building

Sennen Community Hall

Small threshold

Sennen Cove Recreation Centre

Raised threshold

Chy-An-Gweal Methodist School Room, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay

Step from pavement into grounds then level access into building.

Tregainlands Park, Washaway (Caravan)

Caravan, steps up, narrow access and limited space inside

Treveighan Methodist Sunday School

Steps down and up.

Luckett Institute and Social Club

Shallow step up into building

Port Isaac Village Hall

Sixteen steep steps to village hall from narrow lane in village.