Voting Advice

It is important to remember that you must register to vote in order to vote!

There are three ways to vote:

  • At a Polling Station - Before an election you will be posted a poll card. Your poll card will tell you where your polling station is. Your local polling station is where you can vote in person. Polling stations are often at churches, community centres and schools. However they can be in all sorts of places. Polling stations are usually open from 7am to 10 pm.
  • By Post - You will be sent a form similar to the registration form. You should fill out the postal vote application and send it to your local electoral services team. Before elections, you will receive a ballot paper in the post.
  • By Proxy - Voting by proxy means choosing someone else to vote for you. You need to fill in a new form to choose who will vote for you. This person can visit your polling station or apply for a postal vote in order to vote on your behalf

How to vote by post or proxy

Who can vote?

You're allowed to vote if:

  • you're 18 or over,
  • you're a British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizen,
  • you're a member of the armed forces - or their spouse,
  • you're a crown servant employed outside the United Kingdom*,
  • a UK citizen based overseas**.

* crown servants and European citizens are only allowed to vote in European and local elections.

** overseas electors are only allowed to vote in Parliamentary and European elections.

Polling Station Times

Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm.

When you arrive at your polling station you'll be asked to confirm your name and address and we will then give you a ballot paper(s).

You can then take the ballot paper(s) to the voting booth and mark with an "X" the candidate(s) you wish to vote for. Fold the ballot paper(s) and put it in the ballot box.



Telephone: (01902) 696000



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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire


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Office Opening Times

If you are unable to find what you need online today please contact us on 01902 696000.

Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Face to Face appointments are available but must be pre booked in advance of your visit by calling 01902 696000.