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Registering for a postal vote

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you do not want to vote in person at a polling station.

Applying for a postal vote

You can apply for a postal vote at any time and if you wish you can apply for a permanent postal vote for all elections.

When an election is declared there will be a deadline for postal vote applications specific to that election. This is usually 11 working days before the poll.

Download a postal vote form (PDF, 683KB)

Send a scanned copy to: 

Post to:

Electoral Services
Rowan House
Sheepen Road

If you need any assistance or need us to post you a copy of the application form, contact us.

Postal vote mailing

Postal votes are sent via Royal Mail and they are dispatched as soon as practicable after the close of nominations when all the candidates for an election are confirmed.

Returning your postal vote

Postal votes should be returned as soon as possible and need to be received by 10pm on the day of poll to be counted at that election.

In a hurry? You may want to return your postal vote using one of Royal Mail's priority postboxes. You can find your nearest box by searching for services near you.

Find your nearest priority postbox

Page last reviewed: 30 June 2021


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