If you are unable to vote in person at the polling station you can apply for a postal vote.
You may wish to use a postal vote if:
- your work or study means you are unable to vote at the polling station on polling day
- you are in poor health or on holiday on polling day
- it is simply more convenient for you
You can apply for a postal vote at any time of the year; you do not have to wait until an election.
Apply for a postal vote
When you receive your postal vote application you must enter your date of birth and signature.
This information will be retained by the elections office and will be cross referenced at the election.
This will remain confidential and will only be used for election purposes.
Who can vote by post?
Postal voting is available to all registered electors on request.
A ballot paper is sent to the address provided on the postal vote application form.
Postal votes can be sent to an address outside the UK, but the length of time taken for the post to travel should be taken into consideration.
In order to vote by post at any given election, the application must be received 11 working days prior to the election date.
View the full Privacy Statement for postal voting.