Information on how to apply for a postal vote can be found below.

How to apply for a postal vote

You must apply in advance, by 5pm, 11 working days before an election. You are strongly advised to complete and send in your application early. Don't wait until the election date is known.

Download one of our postal vote application forms, print off, read the information, follow the instructions, complete and return the form. Alternatively, contact Electoral Services and they will send you an application form.

How to check if you have a postal vote

If you wish to know whether you have a postal vote, please contact Electoral Services and they can confirm whether you have a postal vote set up.

How to cancel your postal vote

If you wish to cancel your postal vote, you will need to send a signed letter to Electoral Services requesting that they cancel your postal vote. Alternatively, contact Electoral Services who can send you a postal vote cancellation form. The completed letter/form will need to be received by the same deadline of applications for a postal vote, 5pm 11 working days prior to an election.

Returning your postal vote pack

Ballot papers and accompanying postal voting statement are usually sent out in a postal vote pack about two weeks before the day of an election. Once you’ve completed the forms by following the instructions in your postal vote pack, you then need to return these to us by 10pm on the day of the election, using one of the following options:

  • by post in the pre-paid envelope provided
  • by taking it to a polling station in the ward or division or constituency of the election
  • by bringing it to Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX

Please allow plenty of time for posting to ensure that your papers arrive in good time.

For more information regarding voting at a polling station please visit the Electoral Commission website.

Last updated: Tue 11th April, 2023 @ 09:43