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Postal voting

Voting by post is a quick, easy and secure alternative to voting at a polling station. Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote, you do not need a reason to vote by post.

What will I need to provide?

You must provide us with your:

  • date of birth
  • signature
  • national insurance number
These are checked against the completed postal vote pack at an election to keep your vote secure. 

Once registered to vote by post, you will receive a postal vote pack containing your ballot papers(s) for the next election.

When will I receive my postal vote pack?

You will receive your postal vote pack around a week before polling day for an election. Once you receive your pack, you just mark the ballot papers(s), complete the postal vote pack and return it to us in the pre-paid envelope provided.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at GOV.UK - ensure you provide your national insurance number to avoid delays/rejection
  2. Download an application to submit electronically or post it to us
    • Send us a good quality scanned attachment with a clear signature to Digital signatures will be rejected.
    • Post it to: Electoral Services, Leicester City Council, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ

When is the deadline?

The deadline for making an application for a postal vote for an election is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding completing the postal vote application form or voting by post, please email