Published Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Are you ready to take part in the local elections on Thursday 2 May? Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. You can only vote if you have already registered.

Choose three

All borough council seats accross all wards are up for election this year following last year's ward boundary review. This means voters can vote for three candidates (rather than just one).

Check your polling station

John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “There are a few things voters need to consider so they are ready to vote in the local elections on Thursday.

Paper posted into ballot box“Where you go to vote may be different than before. Your poll card tells you the location of your polling station. Please make sure you check it before you go to vote in case yours has changed as a result of the recent ward boundary changes. Please also make sure you leave plenty of time to get there and to vote.

“If you are registered, you don’t need your poll card to vote, but it’s best to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.

“If you can’t find your poll card, you can find your polling station by entering your postcode into our ‘Where I Live’ search. It might not be your nearest one.”

Not sent your postal vote?

Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm on 2 May. If haven’t got round to posting it, 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 voters

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

Accessible polling stations

All of our polling stations have ramps, wheelchair accessible polling booths and visual aids. Polling station staff will be on hand to provide assistance to anyone who needs it and carers or support workers can also help. Assistance dogs are welcome too.

Pen or pencil?

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


Polling day selfies are a great way to let people know that you've voted and encourage other to do so but there are a few rules you need to follow. Photos outside the polling station are fine but photos inside are not allowed as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.

Share your polling day #IVoted selfies with us on @reigatebanstead and we’ll share the best ones. We’d also love to see your #dogsatpollingstations and #petsatpollingstations pictures.


Find out who is standing for election in your area on the ‘Statement of Persons Nominated

More information

You can find more information on our Voting and elections pages and at

Alternatively contact our Elections line on 01737 276794.