This is an easy and convenient way to vote if you're unable to vote in person at the polling station. To vote by post, you need to be on the electoral register. Then you need to complete a postal vote application form.
You can apply to vote by post when you register to vote by ticking the 'Postal Vote' box on your registration form next to your name. You will be sent a postal vote application form once you are registered which you will need to complete.
If you are already registered and you would like a postal vote application form please select one of the following:
Please return your completed application form by post addressed to: Electoral Services, Hastings Borough Council, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY.
If you are able to scan your document as a PDF file, you can either upload this to your My Hastings account at: www.my.hastings.gov.uk or email it to email@example.com. Unfortunately, photographs cannot be accepted.
If you have an absent vote you wish to cancel, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter for further information.
Who can apply for a postal vote?
Anyone aged 18 or over who is on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote.
Where can I have my postal vote sent?
A postal vote can be sent to the address where you are registered to vote or any other address you choose. Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you should consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return it by polling day.
When will I receive my ballot papers?
Postal votes are usually sent out about a week before polling day. Once you have received it, follow the instructions to mark your vote on the ballot paper and make sure you send it back so that it arrives by close of poll (10pm on polling day). If it arrives later than this you vote will not be counted.
If you would like further information about voting by post, please call Electoral Services on 01424 451 087 or visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter for further information.
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