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Apply for a postal vote

Elections Act 2022 update, changes to postal voting 

Postal vote applications

Postal vote applications should be made online via GOV.UK (opens new window)

You need to be registered to vote to apply for a postal vote.

You must be able to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your 'wet ink' signature. 

A wet ink signature is a physical handwritten signature that you will need to photograph or scan and save on your device. You will then be able to upload this to the application form.

If you are unable to provide your National Insurance number, or if your identity cannot be verified with Department for Work and Pensions records, you will need to provide documentary evidence to prove your identity. This could be a copy of your passport or photo driving licence.

Paper applications

If you cannot apply online, then you can complete and return the postal vote application form (PDF) [164KB]  to us at the address below.

Current postal voters do not need to do anything at this time.  

For further information visit Electoral Commission - changes to postal voting (opens new window)

Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001