Published Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Are you ready to take part in the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council elections on Thursday 3 May?

Polling station signCasting your vote

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on polling day.

You can only vote in Thursday’s elections if you registered before 17 April 2018. 

Your poll card tells you the location of your polling station. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get there and to vote.

You don’t need your poll card to be able to vote, but it’s best to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient. 

If you can’t find you poll card and don’t know where you polling station is, just enter your postcode in the ‘Where I Live’ search box on the homepage of our website.

When you get to your polling station you’ll probably find a pencil in the booth, but you’re welcome to use your own pen if you like. As long as your voting intention is clear your vote will be counted.

Polling station staff will be on hand to provide assistance to anyone who needs it. Carers or support workers can also help.

Postal votes

Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm on 3 May. 

If you didn’t get round to posting yours you can hand it in at your polling station or hand deliver it to the Town Hall, Reigate, up until 10pm on polling day.

Proxy voting

If you’re voting on behalf of someone else as their proxy, you need to go to their polling station to do so.


Sharing polling day selfies on social media is a great way to let people know that you've voted and encourage others to do so but there are a few rules you need to follow. Photos outside are fine but photos are not allowed inside the polling station.

The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.


You can find out who is standing for election in your area on the Statement of Persons Nominated.

More information

For more information on elections and how to vote visit

Alternatively contact the Elections team on 01737 276794.