Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote. You do not need a reason to vote by post.
How to apply
You can apply for a postal vote on the Your Vote Matters website by downloading the relevant form and returning it to us either by:
- emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) an image of it to us (this can be a scanned copy or a photograph, but please ensure that the image is legible or your application will be rejected)
- or posting it back to us at this address: Electoral Services, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN
For the 2018 Hounslow Council elections, the deadline for Electoral Services to receive new postal vote applications and written notification of changes to existing postal and proxy vote arrangements is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.
The postal vote packs for the 2018 Hounslow Councils elections will be despatched on Friday 20 April.
What are the alternatives to postal voting if you are going to be away on polling day?
If you do not think you will be able to receive your postal vote before you go away or you will not have enough time to receive and return a postal vote then please apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf instead. More information about voting by proxy
Unable to sign or complete a postal vote application due to disability/impairment
Please contact Electoral Services to request for a waiver application form. The waiver application form will mean someone else can assist on your behalf and you will not have to sign the form as well as the postal vote pack as it will be waivered. For the 2018 Hounslow Council elections, the deadline to apply for a waiver is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.
Cancelling your postal vote
You must cancel your postal vote in writing. You should send a signed letter to confirm that you want to cancel your postal vote as a scanned attachment by email (email@example.com) or by post to Electoral Services (address as above). The deadline for Electoral Services to receive a written cancellation of postal voting arrangement before polling day for the 2018 Hounslow Council elections is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.
If, however you wish to change from postal vote to proxy vote, please complete a proxy application by visiting - Your Vote Matters website - downloading the form, filling it in and emailing to us or posting it back to us. This will override your existing postal vote arrangement. For the 2018 Hounslow Council elections, the deadline for that to be received in order for it to be valid is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.