Postal votes

Registered voters can choose to vote at any election by post.

How to apply

You can find more information and apply online. 

Apply for a postal vote on GOV.UK

During an election, the deadline for postal vote applications to be received is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

After applying

We will write to you to confirm that we have received your application. If you have not heard from us after 5 working days, contact Electoral Services.

Once you are registered as a postal voter, your postal vote will be sent around 8 working days before polling day.

You will receive the relevant ballot paper(s), a postal voting statement and instructions and a return envelope.

You will need to fill in the ballot paper(s) and postal voting statement and return them in the envelope provided by 10pm on polling day.

Contact information

Electoral Services

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