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Registering for a postal vote

Polling stations will be covid-safe places to vote in May. 

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

Applications for May 2021 closed

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the May 2021 elections was Tuesday 20 April. 

Postal vote mailing

Postal vote packs will be sent on Tuesday 20 April via Royal Mail to anyone who was an existing postal voter or successfully applied for a postal vote before Tuesday 30 March. A further dispatch will be sent on Monday 26 April to anyone who applied for a postal vote after Tuesday 30 March.

Returning your postal vote

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.

Applying for a postal vote in future elections

The deadline for applying to vote by post for the May 2021 elections has now passed. 

However, you can apply to vote by post in future elections.

Apply for a postal vote online (PDF, 683KB)

Send a scanned copy to: 

elections@colchester.gov.uk 

Post to:

Electoral Services
Rowan House
Sheepen Road
Colchester
CO3 3WG

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

Page last reviewed: 20 April 2021

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