POLYAS Election Glossary

We provide explanations and background information on elections, voting rights and digital democracy

Polling Card

A polling card (also known as a poll card) provides information about the logistics of how and where people can vote in an election or referendum.

Poll cards are distributed by local councils to all registered voters shortly before an election or referendum, and they include information such as the location of the polling place, opening hours of the polling place, as well as the date of the election or referendum and the personal details and electoral number of the eligible voter.

Before being able to vote, voters need to be registered. Otherwise voters are not eligible to vote in an election. 

See also: Polling Place, Postal Vote, Electronic Voting

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