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How can I vote?

You must be registered to vote. If you are not already on the electoral register you can register up to Monday 22nd May 2017.

Registering is quick and simple. Just visit www.gov.uk/registertovote and print off a registration form.

Alternatively, you can apply for the appropriate forms or check your name is on the register by contacting Swansea Council's electoral services team on 01792 636123

Can I vote?

You can vote in these elections if you are registered to vote in the United Kingdom and are 18 or over on 8th June 2017 and are:

  • a British citizen
  • a British citizen living abroad
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • a citizen of the Irish Republic

How can I vote?

Most people vote in person at their polling station. It's straightforward but if you are not sure what to do, a member of the staff will be pleased to help you.

In person on 8th June 2017.

You should receive a poll card telling you where your polling station is. If it doesn't arrive, you can contact Electoral Services to find out where the polling station is. You don't need your poll card to vote, so don't worry if you lose or forget it.

Polling stations will be open from 7.00am until 10.00pm. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

By post

If you are not a postal voter and wish to use this method you will need to submit an application form to Electoral Services. They will be able to supply you with an application form. This has to be received back by 5.00pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. You can also get a postal vote application form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk .

If you are registered to vote by post, you should receive your ballot papers about two weeks before polling day. If it doesn't arrive by Thursday 1st June 2017 you must contact Electoral Services and request a replacement. Please return your postal vote as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may hand the postal return envelope into one of the polling stations within the City and County of Swansea.

By proxy

If you can't go to the polling station and don't wish to vote by post, you may be able to vote by proxy. This means allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf.

You will need to send an application form to Electoral Services to arrive by 5.00pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017. When you apply for a proxy vote you have to state why you can't vote in person.

If, in the six days before polling day, you have a medical emergency or find that you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons, you can apply for an emergency proxy. This needs to be made by 5.00pm on Thursday 8th June 2017 and your application will need to be attested.

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