Apply for a new postal vote
If you are not already registered to vote, you must register before applying for a postal vote. The deadline to register to vote at an election is midnight, 12 working days before polling day. Register to vote online.
To apply to vote by post, you need to download, complete and submit an application form.
5pm on the 11th working day before polling day is the deadline to:
- submit your application to vote by post at a particular election
- cancel or make any changes to your voting method, if you have an existing postal or proxy vote
Mayor of London and London Assembly elections - 6 May 2021
The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or make changes/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote for these elections has now passed. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy has also passed.
The first date that you can apply for replacements for lost or spoilt postal ballots is Thursday 29 April. To find out how to do this, see our Mayor of London and London Assembly elections page.
The deadline for applying for replacements for lost or spoilt postal ballots is 5pm on polling day, Thursday 6 May.
Submitting your application form
Before you submit your application form, make sure you've included your:
- full name
- address for ballot papers to be sent to
- date of birth
This information is required by law for the security of your postal vote. Your application will not be valid without it.
If you cannot give a consistent signature, the Electoral Registration Officer may be able to grant a waiver for this requirement. Please contact us if you need to apply for a waiver.
Download and submit your postal vote application form
After you've downloaded and completed your postal vote application form, you need to return to this page and submit it using the submit a postal vote application form.
Submit a postal vote application form
Get a paper postal voting application form sent to you
If you cannot download, complete and submit the application form online, you can ask for a paper postal voting application form to be sent to you.