Once you have been granted a postal vote and the deadline has passed, you will not be able to go and vote in person, instead you MUST use the postal vote that has been sent to you.
It is possible to obtain a replacement postal vote if yours has been lost, stolen or damaged, or if you have spoilt it in some way. There are certain rules and deadlines which apply in these cases, which are laid out below:
If all or part of your postal vote has been lost, or if you have not received it, it is possible to obtain a replacement. This replacement cannot be issued until 4 working days before polling day. On or after this date, you can obtain a replacement postal vote from the elections office, or by having it posted out to you. You will be required to complete a declaration confirming that you have lost/not received the postal vote, and if you collect the postal vote in person, you will need to provide identification.
If following the reissue of a replacement postal vote you find or receive the original, you should throw it away, as it will have been cancelled and will not be counted, even if it is returned to us.
If you spoil or damage all or part of your postal vote, you can also obtain a replacement. In these circumstances, you are required to return all (or as much of) the original postal vote pack as you can. We will then be able to issue a replacement. Again the postal vote can be posted out to you, or can be collected in person from the elections office. A declaration will need to be completed, and again, if the postal vote is collected in person, then identification will also be required.
A replacement on the grounds of a postal vote being spoilt or damaged can be requested at any time once the postal vote has been received.