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:
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.
Cancel your postal vote by making the request to us in writing:
Request cancellation of your postal vote onlineExternal link
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