To qualify for a postal vote you must first be registered to vote. If you intend to request a postal vote, we recommend you register to vote well in advance of the deadline, in case we need to ask you for ID to verify your identity. If you have a One Account, you can check whether you're registered to vote.
Please note that to request a postal vote, you must complete and sign a postal vote application form and return it by post or hand, or email a scanned copy of the form to email@example.com. Electronic signatures are not acceptable but scanned versions of original signatures are.
The deadline for registering to vote was Tuesday 17 April. Postal vote applications must have been received by 5pm, Wednesday 18 April. The application deadline is when the form must be received by electoral services, not when it is posted or completed.
When will I receive my postal vote?
- if we receive your application by 5 March, we'll send out your postal vote by 20 April
- if we receive you application by 9 April, we'll send out your postal vote by 20 April
- if we receive you application by 18 April, we'll send out your postal vote by 23 April
Vote by proxy
You can appoint someone else to cast your vote on your behalf if you have a valid reason: for example, if you are ill, are unable to get to a polling station or are abroad during the election. You will have to give a reason why you cannot vote in person and your application may need to be supported by your doctor or employer.