Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you’re unable to get to the polling station.

Postal votes are now available on demand without having to give reason, unless your postal vote is being sent to an address other than the one you’re registered at. We can send your ballot paper to any address in the UK or abroad.

New postal vote applications and requests for changes to existing postal votes must be received no later than 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

If you choose to vote by post, be aware that your postal vote may not be sent out until very close to the election, particularly if you apply close to the deadline. You must take this into consideration if you are away prior to the date of the election, or have asked for the postal vote to be redirected abroad.

You can now apply for a postal vote online. As part of the application you will need:

  • your National Insurance number
  • to upload a copy of your signature.

Page last updated: 31 October 2023

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