Changing your name - elections

Updating your postal vote if you change your name

If you are a postal voter and you have changed your name in the electoral register and you have changed your signature, you must complete a new postal vote application to ensure that your postal vote is counted at future elections. 

All postal ballot papers are sent to postal voters with a form asking the voter to provide their signature and date of birth – this is called the postal voting statement. These are checked against the signature and date of birth you supplied when you applied for a postal vote. Where they match, the postal ballot paper is counted. Where the signature and/or date of birth do not match or are not provided on the postal voting statement, the postal ballot paper must, by law, be rejected.

Click here to download a postal vote application form.  Return your completed form to us either:

  • as a scanned attachment in an email to  Please ensure that the image is legible.
  • or post it to us at Electoral Services, London Borough of Hounslow, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB. 

If you are registered to vote at an address outside of London Borough of Hounslow, please send your completed postal vote application form to your local council's Electoral Services team.

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