If you are not able to go to the polling station in person on the day, you can apply to vote by post. 

You can obtain a postal vote application form from the Electoral Registration Officer and you can apply for just one election, for a specific time period, or for a permanent postal vote. Alternatively, you can download an application form below:-

Application to vote by post form (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

You should receive your ballot paper about two weeks before the election.

If it doesn’t arrive, you can get a replacement ballot paper in person from the Electoral Registration Office until 5pm on Election Day.

You should send your completed postal vote to the Electoral Registration Office.  A return envelope with their address will be included in your postal ballot pack.

It is an offence to complete a postal vote that is not your own, and to influence how others complete their postal vote.  If you have any allegations of fraud, they should be referred to the police.

If you have applied to vote by post, you cannot vote in person at the polling station. But on Election Day you can return your postal vote to the polling station before 10pm or to the Electoral Registration Office (before the poll closes) if you do not want to post it or it is too late to post it.

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Last updated: Thu 7 September, 2017 @ 14:36