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Voting by Post? - General Election 2017

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The Postal Vote should not be underestimated.

If you’re registered to vote but know that you’re not going to be able to make it to a polling station for whatever reason, you can apply to vote by post.

Registering to vote is the important part here. If you’re not registered to vote, then you’re not able to have your say on the way our country is run. If you’re not registered to vote initially, then you won’t be able to apply to vote by post in the first place.

Once you’ve got that out of the way, anyone who is registered can apply for a postal vote. It’s an easy and convenient way of voting if you’re unable to get to the polling station.

Evidently, you might not want to apply to vote by post if you’re going to be in your hometown and a five minute walk away from the nearest polling station, but the option’s there if you really want.

But if you’re going to be elsewhere on Thursday 8th June and you’re worried that you won’t be able to vote properly, then follow this link and get your application underway!

Postal votes can also be sent overseas, but you’ll also need to consider whether you’ll have enough time to receive and return your ballot paper so that it arrives before the polls close on the 8th.

All you have to do to apply to vote by post is download a form, complete it, print it and sign it, before sending it to your local Electoral Registration Office.

Your application to vote by post should be completed and returned to your local authority before the 23rd of May, but registering to vote should be completed by the 22nd.

Make sure your voice is heard this election, whether it’s through the post or at the polling station.


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