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Postal Vote Handling

From 2 May 2024, restrictions on the handling of postal votes by campaigners and voters will apply.

A ban and a new criminal offence will be in place to stop parties and campaigners handling certain completed postal votes and postal vote envelopes.

Voters will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs (in addition to their own).

Ministers will get new powers to make regulations to limit the number of postal ballot packs that someone can hand in on behalf of other voters, and would also require postal votes to be rejected if they are not handed in in accordance with the requirements.