Polling station guide for Election blog

Europe's largest e-hailing app has announced it will be helping boost voter turnout in London by offering 50 per cent off all journeys on Thursday 8th June while polling stations are open, from 7am to 10pm.

If you are in any doubt who to vote for, you can see stories about the candidates and their policies at www.hertsad.co.uk by clicking on the "Elections" tab.

Of course, online voting would raise some obvious security issues, but also poses the question as to the reasoning of people who can't be bothered to visit their local polling station.

Next you take your ballot paper into a booth, and read the instructions on how to vote carefully.

If you have lost your polling card, you will need to ask your local authority's election office who will be able to tell you where your polling station is. Use this to mark the ballot for your chosen candidate.

Tell the staff inside the polling station your name and address so they can check that you are on the electoral register. The youngest voters, aged 18 to 24, were the next most dedicated, with 79 percent confirming that they meant to turn up and vote.

Finally, when you have marked your vote, fold the ballot paper in half and put it in the ballot box.

While it is helpful if the card is brought along when residents vote, it is not essential, so if you've mislaid it, you can still vote as long as you are registered and eligible.

  • Joanne Flowers