Ready to go to the polls on May 7?

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The Ballymena and wider Northern Ireland electorate will go to the polls on Thursday but do you have what you need for Polling Day?

If you are on the electoral register, you will receive a poll card before the election telling you where and when to vote. The poll card is for your information only – you do not need to take it to the polling station in order to vote.

You will, however, require one of the following identity documents to prove your ID when you vote: a UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part) (provisional accepted); a UK or Irish passport; an Electoral Identity Card; a Translink Senior SmartPass; a Translink 60+ SmartPass; a Translink War Disabled SmartPass; a Translink Blind Person’s SmartPass

According to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, the identity document does not need to be current, as long as you are still recognisible from the photograph.

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.