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Crowthorne Parish Council

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Wellington Road
Crowthorne
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clerk@crowthornepc.org.uk

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HOW TO VOTE

You need to register to vote. Your name and address will then appear on the electoral register.

If you are on the electoral register you will receive a poll card a few weeks before the election. You can still vote without a poll card, but it makes things easier if you have it with you.

Your poll card will tell you the opening times and location of your polling station.

You can vote:

Before you can vote in UK elections or referendums..

Voting ages

You can register to vote when you’re

You can vote when you’re

Elections are where you vote for the people who will make the decisions that affect you every day. These could be decisions about local issues such as your bin collection, national issues like healthcare, or global issues like defence. It is important to vote because otherwise your opinion will not be heard.

In the UK, you can choose whether you vote. If you do not vote, you are letting other people make decisions about issues that affect you.

Why vote?

Who can vote?

To be able to vote in Bracknell Forest, you need to:

EU citizens can vote at local elections and European Parliamentary elections only. They cannot vote at UK Parliamentary elections.

If you are a foreign national and wish to see if you are eligible to register, please check against the list of eligible nationalities.

Foreign nationals

Eligible nationalities

Students may register at both their home address and their college or university address. It is not an offence to register twice, but it is an offence to vote more than once in the same election.

Students

British citizens living abroad can vote at UK and European Parliamentary elections but not local government elections.

If you were registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years, you can apply to be an overseas voter. You must apply to the last council with whom you were registered before moving abroad.

If you were too young to register when you left the UK, your parent or guardian must have been registered.

For more information and to register to vote, visit Your Vote Matters - overseas.

British citizens living abroad

Service personnel and their spouse

Service personnel and their spouse can register:

For more information and to register to vote, visit Your Vote Matters - service voters.

Crown servants or British Council employees working outside the UK can still register to vote. The spouse accompanying them during their employment abroad can also register under these arrangements.

For more information and to register to vote, visit Your Vote Matters - apply to vote by proxy.

Crown servants or British Council employees

Homeless people may register at the address or place where they spend a large part of their time either during the day or at night.

To register to vote, please download the paper voter registration forms from GOV.UK.

Homeless people

Remand prisoners may register at the institution where they are currently resident or at the address they would have been resident or have previously lived.

Remand prisoners

Mental health patients, either voluntary or detained (but not those detained for criminal activity) may register at the institution where they are currently resident or at the address they would have been resident or have previously lived.

Mental health patients