Guidance for (Acting) Returning Officers administering a UK Parliamentary election in Great Britain

Providing information to electors on polling station locations

Where is my polling station? is a common question in the run-up to polling day and on polling day itself. 

In partnership with Democracy Club, we provide a postcode search tool on our website. When voters enter their postcode they are shown where their polling station is, and who their candidates are. You could embed this tool on your own website, using the widget, or add a link to our website. 

To facilitate this, we need you to send the polling station data for your area to Democracy Club. Once you have finalised your polling stations ahead of the election you can export the data from your EMS and email it to pollingstations@democracyclub.org.uk. Detailed instructions are available for each supplier, if you need them.

We also provide your contact details in our postcode search tool. If your contact details change, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can update our records. 

Last updated: 19 December 2023