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You canít vote Ö in the Northern Ireland Election if you arenít registered.

17 January 2017

Make sure to get registered by Tuesday 14th February so that you can have your say on who represents you. The election will take place on Thursday 2nd March, all you will need is a photographic ID and your polling card.

votingThere are three different ways you can vote:

∑In person at a polling station

∑By post

∑By proxy (someone voting on your behalf)

How you vote is up to your personal preference. It may depend on what you find easiest. Generally people find it convenient to go to their local polling station but if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy.

If you are registered (or when you get registered) you will receive a polling card in the post, this will tell when to vote and where your polling station is. Your local authority can tell you when to vote and where your polling station is in the event that you lose or forget your polling card.

All voters have a right to vote independently and in secret. There is many provisions put in place to ensure disabled voters can vote with ease, check out the disabled voters’ rights PDF on the electoral commission website.

If you need any further information please visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/northern-ireland. You can also contact the electoral commission by phone on 0333 103 1928 or by email on infonorthernireland@electoralcommission.org.uk.