Apply to vote by post

On this page, you can find out how to apply to cast your vote by post.

If voting in person at your local polling station is not convenient for you, you can choose to vote by post.

To check if you are registered, contact your local electoral registration office. To find the contact details for your local authority, enter your postcode in the 'Your local area' section of our homepage.


Apply to vote by post

If you haven’t already arranged to vote by post in elections, you will need to apply by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June to vote by post in the EU referendum.

Download the form to apply to vote by post (PDF)

Once you have completed and signed your application form, send it to your local electoral registration office. To find the contact details for your local authority, enter your postcode in the 'Your local area' section of our homepage.

Find out more about casting your vote by post

Northern Ireland

To apply to vote by post or by proxy at the EU referendum in Northern Ireland, you will need to complete an application form and send it to your local area electoral office to arrive by 5pm on 3 June 2016.

Visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website to find out more about absent voting.


Overseas voters

Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you need to consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return your ballot paper by polling day.

Find out more about voting from overseas


EU Referendum

You can find more information about the EU Referendum and how to have your say on our EU Referendum microsite.