Voting by post

Voting by post is a quick, easy and secure alternative to voting at a polling station.  Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote, you do not need a reason to vote by post.

When applying to vote by post, you must provide us with your date of birth and signature - these are checked against the completed postal vote pack at an election to keep your vote secure.

Once registered to vote by post, you will receive a postal vote pack containing your ballot papers(s) for the next election.

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.

How to apply

Click here to download the postal vote application form. 

Return your completed form to us either:

  • As a scanned attachment to an email to  Please ensure that the image is of good quality and your signature is clear. Photographs of applications will not be accepted.
  • or post it to us at Electoral Services, London Borough of Hounslow, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB

Please note that you must print the form and provide your physical ("wet") signature using black ink within the grey box in part 4 of the application before you return your form.  If you do not have access to a printer, please email and we will post the application form to you.

The deadline for making an application for a postal vote for an election is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

If you have any questions regarding completing the postal vote application form or voting by post, please email

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