Get a postal vote

If you will be away on a particular polling day or at work or on holiday or if you are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can and should still exercise your democratic right to vote.

Additionally, if you've moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet been included at your new address you can still vote.

Whatever the reason is which prevents you from going to a polling station you can apply for what is known as a postal vote and either register a vote or appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.
To find out more about voting by post, please visit the Government's official site at:

From this site, you can download an application form to vote by post.
Simply print the form out, complete the details and send it to the local Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown of the form,…