General Elections, Local Elections, Bi-Elections, and Referendums, you need to be registered to vote!
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
"To be able to vote, you must first make sure you are registered to vote, this applies to both Ballot Box Voting, Postal Voting, and Vote by Proxy."
REGISTERED - VOTING IN PERSON OR BY POST!
"Once you are fully registered to vote, you can vote in person or by post-postal vote!"
ELECTION - VOTING
VOTING AT THE POLLING STATION
If you wish to vote in the next elections, You must register to vote ASAP - and you will need to bring an accepted form of photo ID to the polling station when you go to vote.
REGISTER TO VOTE
For all the information about Registering to vote, you can visit the Thanet District Council's website:
If you are not already on the electoral register, you can register to vote in locally, You must register to vote - and you will need to bring an accepted form of photo ID to the polling station when you go to vote.. National an
16 or older (although you can not vote until you are 18 years old);
a British citizen;
an Irish, eligible commonwealth or European Union citizen living in the UK.
Please see the guidance for different types of registration.
"You have to have Valid Photographic Identification when voting in person"
You can use any of the following acceptable forms of photo ID when voting at a polling station.
Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
Driving and Parking
Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
A Blue Badge
Older Person’s Bus Pass
Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
Oyster 60+ Card
Scottish National Entitlement Card
60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Proof of age
Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
Other government-issued documents
Biometric immigration document
Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
National identity card issued by an EEA state
Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.
POLLING STATIONS - BIRCHINGTON SOUTH
Double check the address on your Polling Card
DOUBLE-CHECK BEFORE ATTENDING THE POLLING STATION
Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent CT7 9RS
The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington, Kent CT7 9EG
Your Polling Station will be printed on your Polling Card
For all the information about Postal Vote, you can visit the Thanet District Council's website:
You can apply for a postal vote by completing the online request and they will send you an application form for you to complete, sign and return. (See Below)
Alternatively, you can download, print, and complete a postal vote application form. (See Below)
All forms must be returned to:
Thanet District Council
Margate CT9 1XZ
Telephone: 01843 577500
VOTE BY PROXY
All Vote by proxy forms must be returned ASAP to register for proxy vote:
Your application must provide the reason why you are unable to vote in person.
The appointed person must be 18 or over on the date of the election, and either a citizen from the UK, a qualifying commonwealth country, the Republic of Ireland or a member of the European Union. They must be willing to vote at your polling station. As a proxy, you can only vote on behalf of two people at any election, unless they are close family members.
You can apply for a proxy vote by completing our online request and we will send you out an application form for you to complete, sign, and return.
Alternatively, you can download, print, and complete a proxy vote application form.
All forms must be returned ASAP to:
Thanet District Council
Margate CT9 1XZ