Postal voting

If you are registered to vote but can't vote in person on the day of an election, you can vote by post. You can do this for a single election or indefinitely.

How to apply for a postal vote

When you receive your poll card, it will include a form for you to complete and return.

Postal vote applications, as well as further guidance, are available online from the Electoral Commission’s website.

You must apply for your postal vote before the registration deadline date.

Your postal vote will then be sent to your specified address before the election.

Your postal vote must be received before close of poll at 10pm on election day.

Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you must make sure you have time to receive and return your vote. If you think this may be difficult, a proxy vote - where you appoint someone to cast your vote for you - could be more suitable.

Return your postal vote application to:

Electoral Services Office
Room 22
Town Hall
Watford
WD17 3EX

Or you can deliver your completed postal vote application in-person to the council offices

Email: elections@watford.gov.uk as a scanned attachment

Further information

Read further information about postal voting on the GOV.UK website or the electoral commission website

To find out more about postal voting you can contact us online contact form or by calling 01923 278369/