Postal vote

If you are away or are unable to attend your local polling station on the day of an election, you can vote by post.

Anyone who is registered to vote individually can apply for a postal vote, so long as you are aged 18 or over.

You can apply for a postal vote at any time. You don’t have to wait for an election to be announced. The deadline for applications is 5pm, 11 working days before an election. This excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday and any other Bank Holiday.

You can apply for a postal vote:

Please print off and complete the application form on Gov.uk website and return to our office address.

Postal ballot papers can be sent to your home address or different address either in the UK or abroad.

If you are going to be away from home during the run up to an election and would like a postal vote, please call us first. You need to ensure that there is enough time for you to receive and return your ballot paper for your vote to be counted.

If you live overseas permanently, you need to register as an overseas elector.

If you have been sent a postal vote, you cannot vote in person at a polling station.

Changes to a postal vote

The deadline for making changes to existing postal vote arrangements is 11 working days before an election (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). Once you make a new application this will supersede your old arrangement. If you wish to re-instate your previous absent vote you will have to complete a new application form.

Please send completed applications forms:-