Voting by post

Voting by post means you don't have to attend a polling station on election day.

You can apply for a postal vote because:

  • You’re away on holiday
  • Because your work schedule means you can't get to polling station
  • It is more convenient for you

To apply to vote by post download an application form from the Electoral Commission website.

The completed and signed application form can be returned to Electoral Services by post, or an image of the signed form can be emailed to

You will then receive a card confirming your postal vote. Shortly before election time, you will receive your ballot paper through the post.