How to Vote?

Special Voting

Special votes are available to those electors during the three-week voting period:

  • whose names do not appear on the final electoral roll, but who qualify as electors
  • who did not receive a voting document
  • who spoil or damage a voting document previously posted to them
  • whose names appear on the unpublished electoral roll.

You can apply for a special vote by contacting the Electoral Officer for your council.

Anyone casting a special vote is legally required to complete a statutory declaration to ensuring that each person only casts votes once.

How STV works

The Single Transferable Vote process can be confusing. Here’s an animation of how it works, from