How do I vote?
Near the election date you will be sent an official poll card telling you when Election Day is and where your local polling station is. You can vote there between 7am and 10pm on Election Day. Our staff will be at every polling station to help you with any questions or if you have a disability.
You can choose to vote by post at an election, but you must have completed and returned an application form to Electoral Services by the deadline given on your poll card (the deadline is always the 11th working day before an election).
Instead of going to your polling station you can apply to have a postal vote. Postal Votes are available to everyone and can be sent to any address, even abroad, but do bear in mind that your ballot paper must be returned to us before close of poll on the day of election.
The closing date for the receipt of your application form is 11 days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays).
If you are unable to go to the polling station on polling day you can apply to have a proxy vote: this is where you appoint somebody to vote for you. That person then goes along to your polling station and casts your vote.
The closing date for the receipt of your application form is six days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays). In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the poll.
Postal voting by proxy
If your proxy is going to be away from your home on election day, they you can apply for their proxy ballot paper to be posted to them. The closing date for the receipt of your application form is six days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Request a postal voting by proxy application form by calling us on 01267 228 889.
Returning your application forms
You must return your postal/proxy application forms to the following address:
Electoral Services Unit
Block 4, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, SA31 1HQ
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