There are changes to voting by post and applying to vote by post. 

These changes affect voters, parties and campaigners.  

You can now apply online to vote by post for some elections. You will also need to prove your identity as part of the application process and reapply for a postal vote every three years.

Existing long-term postal votes applied for before 31 October 2023 will now expire on 31 January 2026. 

Find out how to vote by post