Postal voting

On 2 May there will be a local election in Leeds. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on Monday 15 April.

You can request a postal vote for one election, a set period of time, or permanently.

If you choose a permanent postal vote you are 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.

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 siteExternal link.

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 a postal vote by completing the application form and returning it to:

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

Postal proxy voting

If you need someone else to send your postal vote on your behalf, you will need to appoint them as your proxy. You can do this by completing a proxy vote application form. They can then apply for a postal proxy vote in order to vote by post. Find more information on the Proxy voting page.

Cancelling your postal vote

If you decide you want to vote in person for the next local election, you can cancel your postal vote up until 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.

After this time, you will not be able to cancel your postal vote, and you will be unable to vote in person. However, you can hand your postal ballot in at a polling station within your ward if this is more convenient than returning by post.

By post

Cancel your postal vote by making the request to us in writing:

Electoral Services
Level 2
Town Hall
The Headrow


Request cancellation of your postal vote onlineExternal link

Polling cards

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.

Information we'll hold about you

We have a statutory obligation to retain certain information about you. To find out more detail about this please read our Privacy Notice.



Postal proxy application form proxy application form.pdf127050pdf
Postal vote application form to vote by post.pdf30361pdf
Electoral Registration Appropriate Policy Document Registration Appropriate Policy Document.pdf199854pdf
Electoral Registration Data Protection Policy Statement Registration Data Protection Policy Statement.pdf95335pdf

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