Ways of voting

2. Vote by post

Voting by post is changing

From 31 October 2023 the way you apply to vote by post is changing. You will now also need to provide your National Insurance number, this is so the personal identifiers you provide can be checked for security and verification reasons.

You will also be able to apply for a postal vote online on GOV.UK . You'll still be able to apply using a paper form or at our office at the Town Hall, if you prefer.

If you do apply for a postal vote, from the 31 October, you'll only be able to have a postal vote for a maximum of 3 years. Once those 3 years expire, you'll need to submit a fresh application.

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply to vote by post, you do not need a reason to do so. Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you're unable to get to the polling station.

If you're registered to vote and would like to request a postal vote, you'll need to complete application form. This would then need to be returned to the electoral registration office.

To find out more information and download an application form, visit the About My Vote website using the link below.

Apply to vote by post

If you're unable to sign your form

If you're unable to sign your form, or you're unable to sign it in a consistent way, special provisions can be made to remove the requirement to sign. For more information please contact our elections office.

If you're not currently on the electoral register you'll need to register to vote on GOV.UK before you can request a postal vote.