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How do I apply for a postal vote?

In England, Scotland and Wales, you can choose to vote by post, if you cannot or do not wish to attend your polling station. You do not have to give any reason for asking for a postal vote. If you would you like to apply for a postal vote, you can fill out the form available at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

Different arrangements for postal voting apply in Northern Ireland. For further details please refer to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

The deadline to apply to vote by post in Great Britain for the elections on 7 May was 5pm on 21 April. You can no longer apply to vote by post at these elections.

If you won’t be able to vote in person on polling day, you can apply to vote by proxy. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for the UK general election 2015 is 5pm today.

Find out more about applying to vote by proxy