person on the electoral register may apply to vote by
personalised application form will be supplied by our
Electoral Services office and should be completed and
returned no later than 18 April.
considering your choice of voting method you should:
sure that your postal vote is secure and cannot fall
into the wrong hands.
free to make your own vote without influence from
aware that if you are registered to receive a postal
vote you cannot be issued with a voting paper at your
postal vote will be delivered to your address approximately
2 weeks before the election. There are three steps to
Choose the candidate(s) you wish to vote for and
mark the voting papers in the usual way.
the statement of secrecy to properly identify yourself
as the person voting. This statement must be completed
accurately and completely for your vote to count.
3. Secure your completed ballot papers in the
special envelope provided, place this, with the attached
statement of identity, into a larger envelope addressed
to the Returning Officer. You can either post this to
the Returning Officer, deliver it by hand to the Returning
Officer or deliver it by hand to a Polling Station on
election day (4 May). Whichever method you choose, your
vote must arrive before 10pm on election day.
you are unable to get to the polling station on 4 May
you can vote by proxy. This means appointing someone
to vote on your behalf. If you want to vote by proxy
you must apply to the Electoral Services office before
25 April. In a medical emergency, attested by a doctor,
you may now apply to vote by proxy up to 5pm on polling
you are a British citizen living abroad, you can apply
to be an overseas voter. As long as you were registered
to vote in the UK within the last 15 years, you can
register to vote from overseas. If you were too young
to register when you left the UK, your parent or guardian
must have been registered.