Voting by post

Returning your postal vote pack

Once registered to vote by post, you will receive a postal vote pack containing your ballot papers(s) and postal voting statement for the next election, sent to the address specified on your application. The statement will need to be signed by you, unless a signature waiver has been granted by the Electoral Registration Officer. You will also be required to give your date of birth. It is illegal to sign a postal voting statement on behalf of anyone else.

You will receive your postal vote pack around a week before polling day for an election.

Once you receive your pack, you just mark the ballot papers(s), complete the postal vote pack and return it to us in the pre-paid envelope provided. 

If you miss the post, you can hand in your postal vote and/or the postal vote of others at the council office during office hours to a person authorised to receive postal votes, or at any polling station in the voting area before 10pm on the day of the election.

The number of postal votes a person can hand deliver is limited to their own plus no more than 5 for other voters.

Please note – if you are hand delivering your postal vote to our council office or a polling station, you will need to fill in a form before handing it in. Please allow extra time to do this when planning your visit.

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