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Voting at a polling station

  • Polling Stations open from 7.00am until 10.00pm on Polling Day – 6th May 2021
  • A full list of Polling Stations will be made available shortly
  • COVID-19 measures at polling stations include:
    • Separate entrances and exits where possible
    • At some polling stations, a Door Manager will be in attendance to ensure that social distancing can be maintained at all times
    • Altered layouts to allow for social distancing when waiting to vote and when completing a ballot paper, but still ensuring electors can cast their vote in secret
    • Polling station staff wearing PPE
    • Voters asked to wear face coverings where possible and use hand sanitiser when they enter the polling station
    • Voters encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil
    • Polling booths regularly sanitised.

These measures may mean electors have to wait for longer than usual to be able to cast their vote.

Busy times in polling stations often include 7.00am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Trying to avoid these peak times may mean voters have to wait for a shorter period of time. Anyone queuing to vote at a polling station by 10pm will still be able to vote.

What to expect when voting in person on 6 May in Wales