[Skip to content]

Your Borough Of Poole

EU Referendum 2016 - what happens on the day 

Your poll card

Providing your name is on the electoral register and you are eligible to vote, you will receive a poll card which tells you where you should vote.

If you have already chosen to vote by post then you will receive a poll card which tells you when and where your voting papers will be sent.

Referendum Day

Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Referendum Day, Thursday 23 June 2016. 

The votes will be verified and counted immediately following the close of poll and the results for the Poole voting area will be posted on this website soon after they are declared.

What happens in a polling station?

  1. When you arrive, you’ll need to speak to the election staff at the desk.  Tell them your name and address.  
  2. They will mark the register to show you have been given the ballot paper(s) you are entitled to.
  3. You will need to go to one of the empty polling booths and mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side of the ballot paper(s), opposite the answer you are voting for.  Make sure you put no other mark or writing on the ballot paper, or your vote may not be counted.  Fold the ballot paper(s) to keep your vote secret. 
  4. Go back to the desk and show the election staff the numbering on the back of the ballot paper, before you put the ballot paper(s) in the ballot box and leave the polling station.
Line Break - right nav - 230x10px Your Council

Elections 2016

Contact us


01202 633097

Text Relay 
18001 01202 633097