The General Election takes place on Thursday 7th May 2015. Only people who are registered can vote, so be sure to check you are registered to avoid disappointment. The deadline to register in the General Election is Monday 20 April 2015. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, or are having difficulty registering, please contact Peterborough local Electoral Registration Office (details at the bottom of the page) where you can also find out more about:
- Physical access, e.g. wheelchair ramps and disabled parking spaces
- Low-level polling booths
- Equipment for voters with a visual impairment
Alternatively, you can contact the office and we can help you find the correct forms or provide you with the relevant contact details.
How to register to vote
There are two ways you can register:
- By Post: Click here to register to vote by post and print the application form (There is also a large print version on this page).
- On line: Click here to register to vote on line. Registering takes around 5 minutes and you will need your National Insurance number (if you have one).
How to vote
Voting in person: Most people in the UK choose to cast their vote in person at their local polling station. Voting at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help you if you are not sure what to do. Your council will send you a poll card just before the election telling you where and when to vote. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on polling day, and are usually public buildings like schools or local halls near to where you live. The poll card you receive is for information only, and you do not need to take it to the polling station with you in order to vote.
Every polling station must provide at least one large print display version of the ballot paper and a special device so that blind and visually impaired people can vote. You can check your local Peterborough polling station is accessible by phoning 01733 452249 or emailing the Electoral Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Voting: Anyone can apply for a postal vote and you don’t need to give a reason. A ballot paper can be sent to your home address, or another specified address. Special envelopes are supplied to enable the ballot paper to be marked in private and returned to the Town Hall. You can vote by post if you live in the UK or if you’re voting when abroad. You must apply in advance so please make sure Peterborough Electoral Registration Office (for residents of Peterborough only) gets your application by 5pm, at least 11 working days before election day. Click here to download an Application form.
Please click here for more information on Peterborough Electoral Registration Office or contact them on the details below.
The Electoral Services Department
Telephone: 01733 452249