How to have your say on May 7

The polls open at 7am tomorrow morning.
The polls open at 7am tomorrow morning.

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the UK Parliamentary General election (and local elections) taking place on Thursday May 7.

Mark Cullinan, returning officer for Lancaster City Council said: “We’re getting very close to polling day now, so we want to make sure that everyone knows how they can cast their vote and can easily take part on Thursday May 7.

“If anyone has any questions then there’s lots of information on how to vote at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or they can call our team on 01524 582905 and we’ll be able to help.”

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday May 7.

You had to have applied to register to vote by midnight on April 20 in order to be able to vote.

Your poll card will have been sent to the address where you are registered.

It will say where your polling station is.

You can only vote at the polling station that is stated on your own poll card.

Plan what time you will be able to cast your vote at the polling station, leaving plenty of time before the 10pm deadline.

If you are in a queue at your polling station at 10pm you will still be able to vote.

If you arrive at the polling station after 10pm then the poll will be closed and you will have missed your chance to take part.

If you have a postal vote, make sure it is returned by 10pm on Thursday May 7.

If you have not had time to post it before polling day, then you can take it to the polling station on polling day and hand it in. You can check the location of your polling station online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/mylocation. Votes that arrive after 10pm on May 7 will not be counted.

You can take your poll card with you to show the polling station staff when you arrive.

They will still ask for you to confirm your name and address.

If you don’t have it with you, just tell the polling station staff your name and your address and they can check whether you’re on the electoral register.

Staff are on hand at the polling station to provide advice on the voting process.