You can now have a postal vote at any time whether permanently
or for a specific election.
Completed applications for Postal Votes must be
received in the Electoral Services Office by no later than
5.00 p.m. 11 working days before an election.
For the County Council Elections on 2 May 2013 this
closing date is 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 17 April, 2013.
There is only one application form to apply for a Postal
Please note that there is a requirement to provide a
specimen signature and a date of birth on all completed application
The collection of these personal identifiers is designed to
deter misuse of the entitlement to vote and to help ensure that the
postal votes included in the count have been completed by the
persons to whom they were issued.
Failure to provide this will mean that the application will
not be valid.