Elections voting

Voting in elections and referendums

Registering to vote

To have your say, you will need to register to vote. If you are registering to vote for the first time you can register to vote online 

If you have recently moved or you are not sure if you are registered, you should contact our Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk


Voting in person

You can vote in person at your designated polling station from 7am to 10pm on an election day.

Details of your polling station will appear on the poll card that will be sent out to you a few weeks before the elections. 

If you lose or forget your poll card you will still be able to vote without it, but it is easier if you have it with you. 


Voting by post

If you are 18 or over and on the electoral register, you can apply for a postal vote. To do so you must complete an application form and return it to the Council. 

Postal vote packs are sent out about 10 to 15 days before election day. They must be completed and returned by 10pm on the day of the election.

To request an application form for a postal vote email electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 871100.


Vote by proxy

Voting by proxy means you can appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station, for example if you are working away, on holiday abroad, or fall ill.

To arrange a proxy vote you must complete an application form and return it to the Council. To request an application form for a proxy vote email electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 871100.