The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced new measures to
improve the security of postal and proxy votes.
All postal and proxy voters are required to give their date of
birth and signature when applying for a postal or proxy vote.
Special provision can be made for those who are unable to sign
the form. For more information please contact your local Electoral
Registration Officer for more information.
Your signature and date of birth are separated from your ballot
paper before being checked. Giving this information will not affect
the secrecy of your vote.