Postal voting

How to apply

You must first be registered to vote at the correct address before you can apply for a postal vote. If you need to register, go to the national registration site.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing the Postal vote application form (PDF 16KB) and returning it to:

Electoral Services
Level 2
Town Hall
The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AD

If you have moved house or changed your name, you need to register to vote again and re-apply for a postal vote.

You can apply for one election, a set period of time or permanently.

If you opt for a permanent postal vote you are still be legally required to refresh your signature every five years to make sure we have a copy of your current signature. We will contact you when it is time to do so.​



 

 

Can someone vote by post on my behalf?Can someone vote by post on my behalf?<div class="ExternalClassF9CBE4EFC1DA4C9AB502253ED4D23A55"><p>No, you will need to apply for a postal proxy vote. It works the same way as a postal vote but the person you nominate to vote on your behalf, known as your proxy, receives and fills in and posts the ballot for you. Please use the <strong><a href="/docs/Postal%20proxy%20application%20form.pdf">proxy form (PDF 1.2MB)</a></strong>.​​​</p></div>
Can someone vote by post on my behalf? (Postal proxy vote)Can someone vote by post on my behalf? (Postal proxy vote)<div class="ExternalClass8B68E6C56E6E4F1A8FD516985F6204E6">​​<p>Yes. This is known as a postal proxy vote. It works the same way as a postal vote but the person you nominate to vote on your behalf, known as your proxy, receives and fills in and posts the ballot for you.​​​​</p></div>
If I apply for a postal vote, will I still be able to vote in person?If I apply for a postal vote, will I still be able to vote in person?<div class="ExternalClass9AFF87210BF64ED0AD99E81050A30C8E">​​<p>No. Once you have been given a postal vote you can no longer vote in person. You can hand your postal ballot in at a polling station within your ward if this is more convenient than returning by post, but you cannot be issued with a ballot paper from the polling station.​​​</p></div>
I want to cancel my postal voteI want to cancel my postal vote<div class="ExternalClass027BE25BCF68436185A66BA08CEAB00C"><p>If you wish to cancel your postal vote and wish to vote in person, this can be done by placing the request in writing to our office at Leeds Town Hall:</p> <p><strong>Electoral Services<br>Level 2<br>Town Hall<br>The Headrow<br>Leeds LS1 3AD</strong></p></div>
What if I am unable to sign?What if I am unable to sign?<div class="ExternalClassFF233478D6AC48329FF1C20A0D6406E1"><p>If you are unable to sign, because of a disability or illness, or you are unable to read or write or are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive manner, please let us know in the relevant box on the <strong><a href="/docs/Application%20to%20Vote%20by%20Post.pdf">application form (PDF 16KB)</a></strong>.​​​​​​​<br></p></div> <br><br>
Will I still get a polling card if I apply for a postal vote?Will I still get a polling card if I apply for a postal vote?<div class="ExternalClass73A1780227EA46A783F351F663B91D89"><p>​​If you apply for a postal vote before polling cards are posted, you will get a polling card advising you to expect your postal ballot pack. If you apply after poll cards are posted, you will not receive a card prior to your postal ballot pack.​​</p></div>

 

 

Microsoft Word - APPLICATION BY PROXY TO VOTE POST.dochttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Postal proxy application form.pdf25176pdf
Postal vote application formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Application to Vote by Post.pdf16014pdf

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