If you wish to vote by post in the May 2021 elections we must receive your application by 5pm on 20 April. This is also the deadline if you need to alter an existing postal vote – please check to ensure that you are registered to vote by post at your current address.
To vote by post simply print out and fill in this application form and then email or post it to the addresses in the contact us section of this page.
If you want to vote in an upcoming election your completed application must reach us by 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.
The Royal Mail has Priority Post Boxes which offer later collection times, usually after 4pm.
These Priority Post Boxes were introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid test kits, but they can also be used when sending your postal ballot back to us to ensure it reaches us quickly.
For more information, and to find your nearest Priority Box, visit royalmail.com/priority-postboxes.
We send postal voting forms to all registered postal voters in the two weeks before polling day.
If you have not received your postal vote five days before an election you will need to contact the Elections team.
Your postal vote will contain your ballot paper(s) and a ‘Postal Voter’s Statement’.
Complete the form as instructed and return it to us, in the envelope provided, before 10pm on polling day. We cannot accept any postal votes we receive after this time.
If you don’t return it by post, you can hand in your completed and sealed postal vote pack at the elections office or at a polling station in your area.