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Your Borough Of Poole

General Elections 2015

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The results from the General Election 2015 can be viewed here.

To be eligible to vote in UK parliamentary general election you need to be:

  • living and registered to vote at an address in the Borough of Poole
  • 18+ years old 
  • citizen of one of the following countries:
    • Great Britain
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Cyprus
    • Malta
    • Commonwealth countries (if you have leave to enter or remain in the UK or do not require it).

Citizens of other European Union countries are not able to vote in this election even if they have their names on the Electoral Register.

These elections are due to be combined with the local council election, so those people eligible to vote in both elections will receive two ballot papers.

Your poll card

Providing your name is on the electoral register, 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.

Voting options

If you know you won't be able to vote in person, then you can either:

  • apply to vote by post (by 5pm 21 April 2015)
  • apply to vote by proxy, appoint someone else to vote on your behalf (by 5pm 28 April 2015)

If your postal application has been successful you should receive a postal ballot pack by 30 April 2015. 

Statement of persons nominated

Borough of Poole has issued a Statement of Persons Nominated which lists the candidates who will be standing for election in each area

Notice of Election Agents 

Borough of Poole has issued a notice of election agents which lists candidate’s election agents and their correspondence addresses.

Download our Notice of Election Agents for Poole

Download our Notice of Election Agents for Mid Dorset and Poole

Election day

Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on election day. 

The votes will be counted and declared following the close of poll.

Polling stations

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 voted and give you 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 name of each candidate 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.
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