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.

You can apply online at

Alternatively if you would like a paper form please contact us on 01909 533252 or email

If your application has missing or incorrect information, we will contact you. You may need to provide supporting documents and it may take longer to process your application.

The deadline for returning your postal vote application is 5pm, 11 working days before the poll. If you are not registered to vote, you must apply to register before applying for a postal vote. The deadline to register to vote is midnight, 12 working days before the poll. Register to vote online at

When you have made an application for a postal vote we will confirm if it has been accepted or rejected.

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. If you are going away please contact the elections office to find out when you should receive your postal vote.

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.

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 Wednesday, November 1, 2023