The place where you vote on the day of an election is called a
polling station. In Scotland it is called a polling place. It will
be near where you live and is often a church hall, school or
Polling stations are open from 7 o'clock in the morning until 10
o'clock at night. So there is plenty of time to get there.
You may see people outside who are wearing rosettes. They are
called tellers and they are the election
They may ask you your name and address or to see your poll card
so they can work out who has voted.
Very often they have a list of the people that they think will
vote for their candidate.
You do not have to give them any information, or show them your
poll card if you don't want.
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