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


Apply to vote by post

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

After completing the form, you'll need to print it, sign it, and send it back to your local electoral registration office. The deadline is usually 5pm, 11 working days before the poll.

Find out more about casting your vote by post

Northern Ireland

To apply to vote by post in Northern Ireland, you will need to visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website to download the correct form.


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 election day.

Find out more about voting from overseas