PEOPLE across England will vote today - here's what you need to know about voting in Oxford

Before you enter

There is a limit on the number of people allowed inside to vote. 

Stewards working at the polling station will tell people where to queue up. 

Make sure to bring your official poll card to the polling station to make things quicker. The staff inside won't take your poll cards from you. 

When you get inside

Inside, there will be a one-way system in place and hand sanitiser stations for people to use. 

Everybody (including the polling station staff) must wear a face-covering inside - unless they are medically exempt. 

How to vote

When you get inside, hand over your poll card in exchange for a ballot paper. 

Go to the booth and mark the ballot paper straight away. 

Keep each paper separate, fold them in half and go to where the ballot boxes are located and put your vote inside - without touching the box. 

Leaving the polling station

Remember to take your polling card and any disposable mask home. 

There will be a one-way system in place to leave. 

What time can I vote?

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm across Oxford. 

If there's a queue you will be able to vote as long as you joined the queue before 10pm. 

What if I need an emergency proxy vote?

If you need to self-isolate you can get an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm. 

Call the Oxford City Council elections team on 01865 249811

How to find the polling station

When you vote in person, you are allocated a polling station based on your address on the electoral register. 

Your polling station will be written on your polling card and it might not be the same station as the last time you voted or the nearest one to your house. Find your nearest polling station here. 


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