Postal votes

If you can't vote at a polling station, or you don't want to, find out what a postal vote is and how to apply for one.

What a postal vote is

A postal vote is a vote you return by post. 

You can apply for a postal vote if:

  • you can't get to the polling station on the day of the election
  • you don't want to go to the polling station

We send your voting papers to you in the post before the election. You complete your papers at home, and then post them back to us. You can also hand them in at your polling station on the day of the election.

The signature you provide on your postal vote application must be the same as the signature you provide when you vote. If the signatures do not match, then we will reject your vote.

How to get a postal vote

To apply to vote by post, you can:

The deadline for applying for a postal vote

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

Where do I send my postal vote application form?

Once you have completed your postal vote application form, please send it to:

Elections Team, Blackburn Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY