8 June is election day. See our guide about how to vote and what to do if you face a caring emergency.

Emergency on the day of the vote

If you have registered to vote but face an emergency on election day, you should contact your local council as soon as possible but this must be before 5pm.  Your council should be able to tell you how you and the person you care for will be able to vote.

How to vote

If have registered to vote, you should have received a card telling you when and where you can vote. You don’t need to take your polling card on the day or any form of ID. Simply go to your polling station and give the attendant your name and address.

Find out where your polling station is. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm..

Getting to the polling station or polling place

Some candidates’ parties may have offered you and/or the person you care for a lift to the polling station or place.

Your local council will not be able to assist you to get to the polling station. 

Carers Trust during the General Election

Carers Trust supporters contacted local candidates asking them to pledge to Think Carer 2017. Over 400 candidates took the pledge – which is a great response.

Think Carer 2017

Download Think Carer 2017 (PDF 139KB).

Carers Trust, together with supporters, will continue to make sure carers are a priority for the next government. If you want to be kept informed about our latest campaign – sign up to our Campaigns Newsletter

Further information

If you would like more information about any of the above, please contact our Carers Trust Campaigns team.