X marks the spot!

Published: Thursday, 26th April 2018

The local elections are now just a week away. We want as many people as possible, who are eligible, to vote on 3 May 2018. 

Across Oxford:

  • there are 10,4887 eligible voters
  • 88 polling stations will be open in 62 buildings
  • 181 polling station staff will be on duty
  • 110 staff will employed at the count in the Town Hall, which starts as soon as the poll closes.

Anita Bradley, Returning Officer for Oxford City Council said: "Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election. 

"Your polling card will tell you the location of your polling station and you can also find more information on the elections and voting page on the Oxford City Council website.

"If you are registered, you don't need your poll card to vote, but it's a good idea to bring it as it makes the process quicker and more efficient."

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3 May. Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm and they can hand it in at an Oxford City Council polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.

The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.

There is more information on the Your Vote Matters website or go to the Council's Elections and Voting page