Absent voters

Voting by post

Apply for a postal vote

You can apply online for a postal vote. You must be registered to vote before you can apply for a postal vote. 

Apply for a postal vote

You will need to prove your identity when applying. You will need to reapply for a postal vote every three years. 

You’ll also need to upload a photo of your handwritten signature in black ink on plain white paper.

If you cannot provide a signature or one that always looks the same, you may be able to apply for a postal vote signature waiver.

You might be asked for extra documents to identify you.

You can apply for just one election, for a specific time period, or for 3 years.

For more information see Electoral Commission Voting by post.