Voting by post is a quick and easy way of voting in elections if you can't go to the polling station on election day.
Borough and Parish Elections - Thursday 2 May 2019
The deadline to apply to receive your ballot papers by post for the Borough and Parish Elections is 5pm 15 April 2019. Please download and print an application form to apply.
Postal votes are scheduled to be despatched to overseas addresses on Monday 8 April.
Postal votes for all those with a postal vote in place before 19 March are due to be despatched on Friday 12 April.
Voters who apply for a postal vote from 19 March will be sent their postal packs on Thursday 18 April.
All postal packs will be despatched by first class post.
We can re-issue postal ballot papers that have been lost, spoilt, or have not arrived, from 26 April 2019. We are not allowed to re-issue postal ballot papers before this date by law.
Apply for postal voting
Please download, fill in and send us the:
Please return your application to Electoral Services, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR.
We only use postal vote applications to check against the Postal Vote Statement.
When can I apply?
You can apply for a postal vote at any time during the year and it can be put in place permanently or for a specific time period and you are able to specify which address your ballot papers are sent to.
What will I receive and when?
When voting by post, you will receive a ballot paper and Postal Vote Statement. You will need to provide your signature and date of birth on the Postal Vote Statement. We check this against the signature and date of birth on your application form so that nobody can fraudulently use your vote.
Who can apply for a postal vote?
Anyone who is aged 18 or over who is included on the current electoral register. You do not need to provide a reason as to why you wish to vote by post.
Completing your postal application
If you have downloaded the form from this website, remember to provide your full name and address of the property you are registered at. We also need your signature and date of birth. The deadline to apply for postal voting is eleven working days before polling day.
If you require assistance in completing your postal application, please contact the Electoral Services Team on 01483 523116.
A few points to bear in mind about postal voting
- Once you have been issued a postal ballot paper, you will not be able to vote at the polling station.
- You must return your ballot paper(s) by 10pm on polling day. If it is received after this time, your vote will not be counted.
- If you move or change your name you will need to complete a new postal application form.
For more information on postal voting, please see About my Vote.
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