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Postal voting

If you are unable to visit a polling station in person on the day of an election or referendum, you can set up a postal vote. Postal votes can be set up as a temporary voting method for a particular time period, election or referendum. You can also set up a permanent postal vote. 

Find out more or download an application to vote by post. You can return your postal vote application form:

Please ensure that you have signed the form before returning it to us.

How to complete your postal ballot papers

This short video explains what you should receive in your postal pack, how to complete the paperwork and how to return your postal vote to us. 

Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube.

For written instructions please see the back of envelope B or the back of the Postal Voting Statement, which you will receive in your postal voting pack.

How to cancel your postal vote

If you are currently a postal voter and wish to cancel your postal vote so that you can vote in person, contact us. Send your full name and address and state that you no longer wish to vote by post to:

Please note

If you have a postal vote in place, you will be unable to cancel this arrangement once the deadline has passed – usually 5pm, 11 working days before election day.
The deadline will be specified on your poll card.

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