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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, 11 working days before an election.
You can return your form by:
scan or photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 10 working days before an election. 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 email@example.com 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.