If you do not wish to or are unable to vote in person at your designated polling station at an election, you can still vote by applying for a postal vote.
If, for example, you are away on holiday or simply prefer the convenience of having your ballot paper sent to you, you can apply to vote by post.
You will need to complete a postal vote application form. Part of the application will require that you enter your date of birth and usual signature. This is a security measure, which will be compared to your postal voting statement that you will complete when we send the actual ballot paper to you.
An application for a postal vote must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm 18 April to be able to vote by post for the local council elections on 3 May.
Your postal ballot paper will then be sent to you around 20-23 April and must be returned by 10pm on polling day, together with your postal voting statement.
You can download an application form at the bottom of the page under 'Useful documents' and once completed it can be scanned and emailed to: email@example.com.
Or by post:
Tel: 020 7527 3110