Voting by post

How to apply for, and make changes to, your postal vote.

Voting by post is easy. If you are on the electoral register, you can vote by post.

You can vote by post at just one election, for a set period, or to last as long as you like. However you must reapply every time you move property.

Each person has to apply for his or her own postal vote - no one can do it on your behalf.

Apply for a postal vote

To apply for a postal vote, download our pdf icon postal vote application form [78kb], fill it in and send it back to us either by post or email (as long as you have provided a wet signature on the original and the image you attach is clear and readable). 

We will use the information you provide as a check against the security statement you complete with your ballot paper at an election.

We must receive your application at least 11 working days (if an election is to be held shortly, please check the election page for current deadlines) before an election for you to be able to vote by post.

If you can't provide a consistent specimen signature

Please contact us for advice on other ways you can vote. You can do this using the contact details on this page.

Making changes to your postal vote

If you change your name

You will need to complete a new pdf icon postal vote application form [78kb].

Cancel your postal vote

If you have a postal vote and decide you want to cancel it, you can do so using our online form:

Cancel your postal or proxy vote This link opens in a new browser window

How to complete your election postal vote pack

We usually send out postal voting packs with your ballot papers and declaration two weeks before an election. 

If it has been a while since you had a postal vote, or if you are a first time postal voter, we've made the short video below that explains how to fill in your details correctly and complete your voting pack.

It's a fairly simple process, but please make sure you fill in your details correctly and return the form to us to make sure your vote counts.

 
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Contacts

Elections and electoral registration
elections@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398824
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