Vote by post
Apply for a postal vote
You can apply to vote by post at all elections, for just a particular election or, if you are going to be away from home for a period, for a holiday for instance, or for all elections between certain dates.
- Download a postal vote application form (PDF)
- Request a personalised postal vote application pack (online form)
A ballot paper can be sent to any address you choose. This can be an address outside the UK, but remember your vote may take longer to reach us. Votes received after the poll closes will not be counted.Once your postal application has been accepted, you will not be allowed to vote in person at your polling station. However, you can hand in your postal ballot paper to a polling station in your electoral area on polling day.
If you will be unable to receive, complete and return a postal ballot paper in time, you may wish to appoint a proxy who will be entitled to vote on your behalf instead.
If you are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way or you are unable to read or write please contact us. We may be able to make other arrangements.