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Postal or proxy vote

Postal or proxy vote

You need to be registered to vote before you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

You can find out about voting in person, by post and by proxy on GOV.UK. You can’t apply for a postal or proxy vote on the GOV.UK. You can only apply through us.

 

Apply for a postal vote

Download a postal vote application form

To apply for a postal vote, you must download, print and fill in the postal vote application form.

Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it, you need to return it to us.

You can scan the form and send it to us online, or you can post the form to us.

We must receive your postal vote application at least 11 working days before the election, so that we can issue your postal vote.

If we do not receive your application in time you will still be able to vote at the polling station on the election day.

 

Casting your postal vote

We will send your postal vote pack to the requested address, at least three weeks before the election day.

Instructions about how to cast your postal vote are included in your pack.

You can also find out about casting your postal vote on GOV.UK.

You must return your postal vote to us at least five days before the election.

You can’t vote at a polling station if you have a postal vote. However, you can return your postal vote to your polling station on the election day if you do not post it.

 

Apply for a proxy vote

Download a proxy vote application form

To apply for a proxy vote, you must download, print and fill in a proxy vote application form.

You need to make sure that you and the person who is voting on your behalf has signed the form.

Once the form is complete, you need to return it to us.

You can scan the form and send it to us online, or you can post the form to us.

We must receive your proxy vote application at least six working days before the election, so that we can issue your proxy vote.

If we do not receive your application in time you will still be able to vote at the polling station on the election day.

 

Casting your proxy vote

Once your proxy vote has been approved, you and your proxy will receive a confirmation letter.

If you are a proxy and voting on behalf of someone else, you will also receive instructions about how and where to vote. You will have to vote at the polling station of the person you are a proxy for.

Proxy voters can only vote on behalf of two people.

 

Apply for a postal proxy vote

Download a postal proxy vote application form

To apply for a postal proxy vote, you must download, print and fill in a postal proxy vote application form.

You need to make sure that you and the person who is voting on your behalf has signed the form.

Once the form is complete, you need to return it to us.

You can scan the form and send it to us online, or you can post the form to us.

We must receive your postal proxy vote application at least six working days before the election, so that we can issue your postal proxy vote.

If we do not receive your application in time you will still be able to vote at the polling station on the election day.

  

Casting a postal proxy vote

Once your proxy vote has been approved, you and your proxy will receive a confirmation letter.

If you are a proxy and voting on behalf of someone else, you will also receive:

  • instructions about how to vote
  • the postal vote for the person you are proxy for

Proxy voters and who they are voting on behalf of can’t vote at a polling station if they have a postal proxy vote. However, they can return the postal proxy vote to the polling station if they do not post it.
 

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