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Voting by post

How to register for a postal vote

Postal vote

If you do not wish to vote in person at a polling station, you can apply for a postal vote. 

To apply for a postal vote, you must have registered to vote under the Individual Electoral Registration (IER) system. See our registering to vote page for information on how to do this.

Once you've registered under IER, you'll need to complete a postal vote application form. You can find this at the bottom of the page. You'll need to print out this form to complete it, and you must ensure that it's signed by you and returned to the Electoral Services Manager. Someone else cannot sign it for you.

You can request a temporary postal vote for the next election or a permanent postal vote for any election.

If you've requested a postal vote, your ballot paper will be sent to you at home. To vote you must place a cross next to the candidate(s) or option(s) you wish to vote for and then return the ballot paper in the envelope provided, following the instructions provided with your postal vote.