Running electoral registration - Wales

Absent voting

This section contains guidance on absent voting. It covers the range of absent vote options for electors, eligibility and application requirements for absent voting and guidance on how an elector can cancel or amend their absent voting arrangements.

The guidance covers the differences in absent voting arrangements for domestic and overseas electors. A domestic elector is an elector who is neither a service elector nor an overseas elector.

It also includes guidance on processing absent vote applications, storage of forms, and ongoing requirements to maintain the lists of absent voters. 

Processes that relate only to applications that require the verification of personal identifiers are clearly indicated throughout the guidance. 

Last updated: 13 December 2023