Seventy one polling stations across the sprawling constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth opened at 07:00 this morning for the start of polling in the General Election.
The polling stations range from the red-brick Hebron Hall extension (tucked away in side street in Cogan – above) to a portacabin installed in the gardens of the Oystercatcher pub in Penarth Marina which is likely to prove a very popular balloting venue.
For this General Election, the ever-efficient Labour Party has wheeled out its fancy new “Where to I Vote” website . Enter the post-code, and the site will instantly provide the address of the polling station and a helpful map of how to get there.
…Unfortunately it seems some of the addresses on the Labour Party computer are “fake” – like the ‘Star Community Centre in Splott’ .
The original Star Centre on Labour’s map was closed in 2016, but – despite this – today people have been turning up to vote at the new Star Centre – where there is there is no polling station. Staff are redirecting them to the Moorland Community Centre.
A full (genuine) list of all Cardiff South and Penarth polling stations is on http://tinyurl.com/yasz2btt
The count for Cardiff South and Penarth will be conducted at Cardiff City Hall starting after 22:00 tonight and continuing until possibly as late as 08:00 tomorrow morning .
“Counting Assistants” – employed just for the night – will be attending a training session at the City Hall at 21:15 . They are warned by Cardiff County Council that “The count will be a very long event and count staff will be expected to remain until the count is final. You should not apply if you believe that you will have difficulties with staying until at least 8am.”