How to vote - Vote by post

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.

Download and fill in the application to vote by post (external link to Electoral Commission).

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH

Completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to 

When you have made an application for a postal vote we will send you an acknowledgement letter. A ballot paper will be sent direct to the address that you have given on your application. The ballot papers will be sent during the two weeks before election day.  

There will be instructions with your ballot paper about how and where to return your vote. You will be required to complete a postal vote statement which will contain your signature and date of birth to return with your ballot paper. 

You must ensure that it is delivered back before the close of poll on polling day, and you can hand it in at any polling station within the same voting area during the hours of poll if you wish.  

Please note that if you choose to vote by post then you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station. 

If you are unable to provide a consistent signature, please contact the Elections Office to apply for a signature waiver.



Last Updated on Thursday, May 11, 2023