Vote by post

If you are a registered elector, you can choose to vote by post instead of in person at your polling station. If you choose to vote by post, your ballot papers will be sent to you by first class post. We usually send them seven to 10 days before the election. You'll need to complete them and return them.

Once you have applied for a postal vote you cannot vote in person at your polling station unless you cancel your postal vote in writing. You need to do this by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Under legislation anyone choosing to vote by post must provide a signature and their date of birth. These 'personal identifiers' are securely stored. Each time you vote by post, your signature and date of birth provided on the postal voting statement will be checked against these identifiers to ensure your postal vote remains secure.

If an elector is unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way because of any disability then they may be granted an exemption from doing so. For further information on this please contact us.

If you wish to register to vote by post, then please download and complete the Apply to vote by post form and return to us by email or post.

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Sending out postal voting packs 

For applications received by 5pm on 9 April 2018, the postal voting pack will be released to Royal Mail on 16 April.

For applications received between 5pm on 9 April 2018 and 5pm on 18 April 2018 (which is the legal deadline), the postal voting pack will be released to Royal Mail on 23 April.