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:

The following deadlines for the 2017 General Election are:

  • postal vote application deadline - 5pm, Tuesday 23 May
  • proxy vote application deadline - 5pm, Wednesday 31 May

Postal ballot papers dispatch dates

If you applied to vote by post in the upcoming General Election on 8 June, your postal ballot paper will be dispatched on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday 18 May – if your postal vote was already in place or your postal vote application was received by Friday 28 April
  • Tuesday 30 May – if your postal vote application was received between Saturday 29 April and the postal vote application deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 23 May  

If you have a postal vote in place and wish to apply for a proxy vote instead, your completed proxy application form must be received by Electoral Services by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May which is the deadline for postal vote cancellations, applications and amendments.

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.


Last updated: 10 July 2017
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