A Nottingham ward polling station is relocating due to building damage.

Bulwell residents planning on voting at Mariner Court will now need to go to Crabtree Farm Community Centre to cast their vote.

The local elections are taking place this Thursday, May 4.

The community centre will be open from 7am to 10pm for locals to have their say.

New polling cards with the correct location will be issued to voters in the area.

New polling station location. Photo: Google Maps.

List of councillors running in the Bulwell Ward (three councillors):

  • Matt Genn – Liberal Democrat
  • Tony Horan – Nottingham Independents
  • Mohammad Jabarkhyl – Conservative
  • Aleksandra Kovacevic – Conservative
  • Maria Joannou – Labour
  • Ethan Radford – Labour
  • Michael Savage – Labour

For the first time, voters will need to show photo ID to get their ballot paper.

The government says this measure will stop votes being stolen.

The documents accepted include:

  • Passports
  • Driving licences
  • Older or Disabled Person’s bus passes
  • Oyster 60+ cards

Photo ID does not need to be shown if voting by post.

From October the requirements will also apply to any future general elections.