You can now apply to vote by post or to arrange a proxy vote - that is someone to vote on your behalf.
Instead of going to your polling station you can now apply to have a postal vote. Postal Votes are available to everyone and can be sent to any address, even abroad, but do bear in mind that your ballot paper must be returned to us before close of poll on the day of election.
The closing date for the receipt of your application form is 11 days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays.
You can apply for a Postal Voting Application form by contacting the elections office (address below).
The Application form must then be sent to the following address.
Quick guide to postal voting
If you are unable to go to the polling station on polling day you can apply to have a proxy vote: this is where you appoint somebody to vote for you.
That person then goes along to your polling station and casts your vote. For an application form contact the Electoral Services Unit.
The closing date for the receipt of your application form is six days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays) except in cases where unforseen illness or incapacity occurs after that time in which case applications may be made up until 17:00 on election day.
If your proxy is going to be away from your home on election day, they you can apply for their proxy ballot paper to be posted to them. Contact the Electoral Services Unit for an application form.
The closing date for the receipt of your application form is six days before the day of election (excluding weekends and bank holidays).