Voting by post

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UK Parliamentary General election - Thursday 12 December 2019

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes, is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

Postal votes will be dispatched by first class mail around 29 November.  If you are going away before 2 December, you may wish to consider voting by proxy instead.

What is postal voting?

You may apply to vote by post if you cannot get to the polling station for any reason, or find this method of voting more convenient.

How do I return my form?

We must receive your application by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

You can return your form by:

  • scan or photograph to electoral@elmbridge.gov.uk

  • by post to Electoral Services, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD

  • hand deliver to the Civic Centre

When do I receive my postal vote?

Your postal vote will be dispatched by first class mail around 29 November.  Due to the timescales involved, it is advisable for voters living overseas to apply to vote by proxy instead.

Will I still be able to vote in person at the polling station?

No, you can only vote using the postal vote issued to you.  However, you may hand your completed postal vote into your polling station or the Civic Centre in Esher on election day.

Can I cancel my postal vote?

You can cancel your postal vote up to 5pm, 11 working days before an election. Your cancellation must be made in writing to electoral@elmbridge.gov.uk or by post to Electoral Services, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD

How to complete your postal vote

When you receive your postal vote, read the instructions carefully.  Your postal vote includes the ballot paper and a postal voting statement.  Complete both of these and return them straight away.  Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Returning Officer by 10pm on election day. If you miss the post you can hand your completed postal vote into your polling station or the Civic Centre in Esher.

If you need help to vote, you can ask someone you know or get independent help by contacting 01372 474474.

If you lose your postal vote or make a mistake, contact 01372 474474 straight away and a replacement can be issued before 5pm on election day. 

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