Postal and proxy voting
You can only vote if your name appears on the register of electors. If you're not sure whether you're registered, or if you need to register, please contact the Elections Team at the Shirehall on 0345 678 9015. Even when an election has been called, you still have time to register up to 12 working days before polling day.
Postal and proxy deadlines for the May 2017 elections
- Postal voting: All new applications for postal votes, or changes to existing postal voting arrangements, must be made in writing, by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.
- Proxy voting: All new applications for postal votes, or changes to existing proxy voting arrangements, must be made in writing, by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Please note that appointed proxies must either vote at the polling station of the elector who appointed them, or must apply to receive their ballot papers by post. Any postal proxy applications must be in place by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.
- Applying for a replacement postal ballot paper: In the unlikely event that your postal ballot papers do not arrive, you can apply for a replacement set of papers between Thursday 27 April and 5pm on Thursday 4 May. Please contact the Elections Team on 0345 678 9015 to find out how to apply.
There are three different ways in which you can vote...