Apply for a postal vote

If you are unable to get to your polling station on election day, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote

There are two ways you can apply for a postal vote:

  • complete the online application form
  • download, print, complete and return a paper application form

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.

  • For the maximum period (up to three years). 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.

Apply online for a postal vote

You can apply for a postal vote online via the GOV.UK website. 

You will need to provide your National Insurance number to verify your identity.

If you do not have a National Insurance number, or it cannot be verified, you will need to provide supporting documentation.

Online applications also require you to upload an image of your signature.

Apply online for a postal vote

Apply for a postal vote by post

To apply for a postal vote by post, you can download a printable form from the Electoral Commission website.

Download a printable postal vote application form

You will need to provide your National Insurance number in order to verify your identity. If you do not have a National Insurance number, or it cannot be verified, you will need to provide supporting documentation. 

Please contact our electoral team on 01483 755 855 or email elections@woking.gov.uk, if: 

  • you require a blank printed copy of the form to be posted to you
  • you're unable to sign the form
  • you're unable to sign in a consistent way

How to return your completed paper form

Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it, you need to send it to our electoral services team by post or emailed as a scanned attachment.

Post your completed application form to: Electoral Services, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL.

Scanned copies can be emailed to: elections@woking.gov.uk

You must return your postal vote application form by 5pm, 11 working days before the poll - 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

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.