If you would like to apply for a postal or proxy vote, you are requested to provide copies of:
- proof of identification such as passport or driving licence
- proof of residence at the property such as utility bill and bank statement.
The submission of these documents allows us to verify your identity and prevent electoral fraud. If you cannot provide identification documents, your postal vote application will still be processed. However this may take longer whilst we verify your identity from other council sources.
The completed application form and photocopies of the identification documents can be posted to: Elections team, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL. Alternatively, you can email scanned copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any advice regarding the proof of identification and proof of residence, please contact our electoral services team on 01483 755 855.
Postal vote duration
Within the application form, you can specify how long you would like a remain on the postal vote register. You will be asked to select one of the following options.
- Until further notice. You will be issued with a postal vote for all elections until you advise us otherwise.
- For elections on [date]. If you know the date of the election, you can have a postal vote for that particular election.
- For elections until [date]. If you know you will be away for a certain period, you can request a postal vote for any elections that may be held during that period.
If you need help completing your application form
If you have a disability and are unable to sign the form, you will be required to give the name and address of anyone who helps you to complete the form. Their details should be recorded on the postal vote application form.
Anyone who helps you complete your form will be required to sign a declaration, confirming that you are unable to provide a signature.
If you live abroad
The postal vote can be sent to any address supplied by you, the elector, at the time of application. It is your responsibility to ensure that we, Woking Borough Council, receives the postal vote by the close of polls on polling day.
Please bear in mind that post sent to and from foreign addresses will take longer to arrive; in some cases, it may take too long for the postal vote to arrive in good time for the election. Those living overseas are advised to consider appointing a proxy instead.