Vote by post
How to apply to vote by post
To apply for a postal vote you will need to use the government online portal: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote
Please note – you must ensure that the date of birth and signature that you provide on the application is correct, as you will need to supply this information each time you vote by post.
If you want to vote in an upcoming election your completed application must reach us by 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.
How postal voting works
We send postal voting forms to all registered postal voters in the two weeks before polling day.
If you have not received your postal vote five days before an election you will need to contact the Elections team.
Your postal vote will contain your ballot paper(s) and a ‘Postal Voter’s Statement’.
Complete the form as instructed and return it to us, in the envelope provided, before 10pm on polling day. We cannot accept any postal votes we receive after this time.
If you don’t return it by post, you can hand in your completed and sealed postal vote pack at the elections office or at a polling station in your area.
What if I cannot provide a consistent signature?
If you are unable to provide a consistent signature due to an illness or disability, you may be eligible to apply for a waiver. Please contact the Elections team for further information.