The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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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

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