Voting by post

To apply to vote by post for the elections on 2 May, you must submit your application before 5pm on 15 April.

Postal voting application form

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Applying to vote by post 

You can apply to receive your ballot papers by post permanently or for a limited period, for example, if you are going on holiday. Your ballot papers will be sent to your home address unless you ask for them to be sent elsewhere, for example, if you are at university. If you want your ballot papers sent to another address you must include the reason on the form.

Each voter must fill in a separate application form. You must sign and date the form and include a specimen of your signature and date of birth. For security, these will be used to confirm your identity when you vote by post. We will not use this information for any other purpose.

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 11 working days before an election.

Voting by post

We send your ballot papers by first class post about a week before an election and include a pre-paid first class envelope for your  return.

Read the postal vote instructions carefully. Your postal vote includes a ballot paper and a postal voting statement. Complete all of these and return in the pre-paid envelope straight away. Your postal vote needs to be received by 10pm on election day. If you miss the post you can either hand it into any polling station within the electoral area on election day, or the Civic Centre, High Street, Esher.

If you lose your postal vote or make a mistake, please call us on 01372 474181/2/3 straight away. We can only issue a replacement postal vote before 5pm on election day.

It is an offence to vote using a ballot paper that was not sent to you.

If you need help to vote, you can ask someone you know or get independent help by calling Electoral Services on 01372 474181/2/3.

Having difficulty signing the form?

If you cannot sign your application form, or are unable to provide a consistent signature, we can send you a special form. Please call 01372 474182/3 and ask for a postal vote waiver form.

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