When an election is called, each registered elector will be sent
a Poll Card advising where and when they can vote. These cards will
usually be sent out approximately 2 weeks before the election. You
do not need to take the card with you to the polling station.
If you have applied for either a postal or a proxy vote we will
send you separate notification.
If you have recently moved into Bassetlaw you will need to fill
in the Voter
Registration form to make sure you are eligible to vote in
Full instructions are sent to you or your Proxy in advance of
You do not need to wait for an election to be called or a
special reason such as holidays or incapacity to vote by post. To
vote by post, you must complete an application form available from
the Electoral Registration Team.
At the polling station
Usually there are two people at each polling station (a
presiding officer and a poll clerk); however, at busy stations
there may be an extra poll clerk. They will ask you for your
address and will confirm your full name. When the details have been
confirmed a mark is made on the electoral register to show that you
have voted, and you will not be able to vote again in the same
election. You will be handed a ballot paper, which lists all the
candidates standing for election. You should then go to one of the
polling compartments and mark your ballot paper clearly with an X
beside the candidate you wish to vote for. The Presiding Officer is
there to help you and you may ask for his/her assistance in
marking the ballot paper. Any discussions will remain confidential.
If you make a mistake you can ask for another ballot paper but you
must not place the spoilt paper in the ballot box; instead you
should hand this to the polling staff explaining that you have
spoilt your vote. You will be given a replacement which, when you
have voted, should be placed in the ballot box.
You should then place the ballot paper into the ballot box. Each
ballot box will be taken to the count centre and counted with all
the other votes from other stations being used for the
For further information, please contact the Elections Office on
01909 533464 or email email@example.com
Last Updated - 14/05/2013