Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England

Polling day

Polling day is the day on which polling stations will open and electors will visit them to cast their votes in person. It is also the last day that Returning Officers can accept returned postal votes. Polling day is sometimes called “election day”.

The guidance covers: 

  • Polling station locations and the voting process
  • Who can support you on polling day (including polling agents and tellers)
  • Polling day dos and don’ts for you and your campaigners
  • What happens after polls close
Last updated: 1 December 2023