Election day tips
If you’re voting in Oldham, here are our top 5 tips to make sure your voice is heard.
1. Where to go
Your polling station address is shown on your poll card, which you will have received in the post recently.
If you have a postal vote, please send this back as soon as possible. It is also possible to bring your postal vote to your polling station on Election Day.
2. Who you can vote for?
3. What to take
If you are on the register by the deadline (22 May), you can vote. Lost your poll card? Don’t worry – you can still vote without it. It helps polling station staff if you take your poll card with you, but it isn’t essential.
If you’ve registered, you can vote.
4. What to expect
You’ll be asked for your name, address and you’ll be given your ballot papers.
You then go into the polling booth to mark your vote (you’ll find instructions on your ballot papers).
For the local elections you will need to choose one candidate. Polling station staff will be on hand to help you if needed.
5. What not to do
You can’t do anything that might compromise the secrecy of the poll.
This means that you can’t say anything in the polling station that might influence other voters – you can’t talk about who you’re voting for or take a selfie (so resist the urge!).
Once you’ve left the polling station, why not use social media to tell people that you’ve voted and encourage others to vote? Just remember not to say who you’ve voted for.
Election candidates must not try and influence your vote at the polling station, watch this video about what’s not acceptable when it comes to voting: