Polling Stations

A Polling Station is a building or portacabin where people visit on Poll Day to place their vote.


What happens at a polling station?

A room in the building is set up with voting booths and a ballot box.

A Presiding Officer and Poll Clerk stay at the station all day to manage the Polling Station.


*You will not be able to vote unless you are on the Electoral Register *


How are polling stations chosen?

The Vale of Glamorgan is split into different areas for poll day.  We call these polling districts.

Most polling districts have their own polling station.

This means that you must use the polling station that is set up for the polling district your house sits in.


A polling station can be any building within a polling district but must be:

  • accessible for everyone
  • safe and well maintained
  • easily located 


Where is my nearest polling station?

Please visit our 'My Glamorgan' webpages by typing your postcode into the box below:



What if I can't get to my polling station on poll day?

You can also vote by post or have someone go to the polling station for you.


Please visit our Application and Waiver Forms webpage by clicking the button below:


Application and Waiver Forms


What is a polling station review?

The Vale of Glamorgan Council check the polling stations, districts, and places every 5 years to make sure that every person has reasonable facilities for voting that are accessible.


The 2014 polling station review has now ended.

The next review is due in 2019.


To see the results of the 2014 review please click the button below:


Proposed changes 2014


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