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Voting in person at a polling station

In order to vote, your name must appear on the electoral register for your constituency.

Registered electors will be sent a poll card ahead of the House of Keys General Election which will also provide the location of your polling station.

If you have registered to vote but have not received your polling card you are still entitled to vote.

Polling stations will be clearly signed and are open between the hours of 8am and 8pm on polling day, Thursday 23 September 2021.

When you arrive at your polling station you will be directed to a poll clerk who will mark your name off on the electoral register and give you your ballot paper.

You will then be able to go to the voting booth to secretly cast your vote by putting an ‘X’ in the space on the right hand side of the ballot paper opposite the name(s) of the candidate(s) you wish to vote for.

You can vote for one or two candidates, as each of the 12 constituencies elects two members.

If you put any other mark on the ballot paper your vote may not be counted.

If you have difficulty marking your ballot paper and need help, please ask to speak to the presiding officer as soon as you arrive at the polling station. The presiding officer is there to help you and, if required, may mark the ballot paper on your behalf.

Fold your completed ballot paper in two to conceal your vote, show the official mark on the back to the presiding officer and place your paper in the ballot box.

If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, don’t worry, – as long as you haven’t already put it in the ballot box, just let the polling station staff know and they can issue you with a replacement ballot paper.

Do not take a photograph or selfie that shows your ballot paper and how you voted – as this is an offence.

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