Apply for a postal vote
Watch our video to find out how to vote by post.
Anyone can apply to vote by post, instead of going to a polling station.
Your poll card will tell you when you can expect to receive your ballot paper - generally two weeks before the day of the election.
To make sure nobody else can use your vote your ballot paper arrives with a 'security statement'. You need to sign this and give your date of birth, and return it with your completed ballot paper. Your security statement signature and information is checked against your original application.
You must complete and return your ballot paper and security statement by election day, or your vote will not be counted.
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