Voting by post or proxy

Voting by post means we will send you a posting voting pack so you can complete your ballot paper at home and return it in the post when elections take place. Voting by proxy means someone you trust voting on your behalf.

Cancel an existing postal or proxy vote

You must complete an absent vote cancellation form if you want to cancel an existing postal or proxy vote.

The deadline for cancelling or making any changes to an existing postal or proxy vote for a particular election is 5pm on the 11th working day before polling day.

Mayor of London and London Assembly elections - 6 May 2021

The deadline to change or cancel an existing postal or proxy vote for these elections has now passed.

This means that if you have an existing postal vote or proxy vote, you cannot change any of the details for these elections.

Follow the instructions below to change or cancel your postal or proxy vote for elections beyond Thursday 6 May.

Submitting your form

Before you submit your cancellation form, make sure you've included your:

  • full name
  • address
  • signature

This information is required by law and for the security of your vote. Your cancellation request will not be valid without it.

Download and submit your absent vote cancellation form

Once you've downloaded and completed your absent vote cancellation form, you need to return to this page and submit it using the button at the bottom of the page.

Download an absent vote cancellation form

Submit an absent vote cancellation form

Submit an absent vote cancellation form