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 contact details for your local authority, enter your postcode below.


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 – apply by 5pm on Friday 10 February

If you are unable to vote in person on polling day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (where you appoint someone to vote on your behalf).

You must give a reason for the application and explain why you can’t vote in person.

The deadline for applying for a postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Friday 10 February. Please bear in mind that applications must be posted or delivered by hand to your local Area Electoral Office, so you should make sure you leave enough time for your application to be received.

Application forms are available on the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.


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


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