Voting by post

Please note that in order to vote by post, your name needs to be on the electoral register. For information see the individual electoral registration page.

Voting by post is an alternative method to voting at a polling station. Anyone registered to vote can apply for a postal vote. They don't need to provide a reason.

When applying to vote by post, you must provide us with your date of birth and signature. Please note, from 31 October 2023, you must also provide your national insurance number too. This is due to a change in electoral law, which requires your identity to be verified.

To apply to vote by post please use the button below: 

Apply for a postal vote

If you are unable to apply online let us have your:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number

Email these details to us at

Once registered to vote by post you will receive a postal vote pack. This contains your ballot paper(s) and postal vote statement.

To vote

  • cast your vote on the ballot paper(s)
  • complete the postal vote statement with your date of birth and your signature
  • return your completed postal pack to us as soon as possible and no later than 10pm on polling day

Your signature will be compared with the one from your postal vote application. This is to ensure your vote is secure.