Postal and proxy voting

Absent vote forms

If you would prefer to vote by post or proxy at future elections, please complete the relevant form and return it to the address on the form:

To complete a proxy vote application form, your proxy will need to go to your polling station to vote unless the proxy applies for a postal proxy vote.

Signature waiver form

If you care for someone who is unable to sign the postal vote application form, they can apply for a signature waiver form. To do this, contact Electoral Services.

Refreshing absent vote signatures

The Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No.2) Regulations and The Absent Voting (Transitional Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 requires we write to electors who applied to vote by post between 1 February 2011 and 31 January 2012 requesting a fresh signature as it is more than 5 years old. We will also want to reconfirm the date of birth we hold for them.

If you have received the above mentioned letter and wish to continue voting by post, please provide your signature and date of birth in the relevant boxes and return the form before 27 February 2017 to avoid receiving a reminder or losing your entitlement to a postal vote. The form can be returned by email, fax or post in the envelope provided.

If you decide you no longer wish to vote by post, please complete the “Cancellation of Postal Vote Request” found on the back of the letter and return it to Electoral Services.


Last updated: 16 January 2017
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