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What is a polling station?

A polling station, also called a polling place in Scotland, is where you go to cast your vote in an election or referendum.

If you’re registered to vote you’ll receive a poll card in the post telling you where your local polling station is. They will often be at a nearby school or community centre.

Polling stations are open on election day from 7am to 10pm.

There will always be members of staff at a polling station to help if you’re not sure what to do.

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