Apply for a postal vote

If you are unable to get to your polling station on election day, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote

The postal vote application form includes instructions on how to fill it in correctly.

You will need to provide your date of birth and signature on your application form. These are used to confirm your identity when you vote by post.

Please contact our electoral team on 01483 755 855 or email if: 

  • you require a blank printed copy of the form to be posted to you
  • you're unable to sign the form
  • you're unable to sign in a consistent way.

Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it, you need to send it to our electoral services team.

You can send your form by post. Our electoral services team will also accept a scanned copy of your form by email.

Post your completed application form to: Electoral Services, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL.

Scanned copies can be emailed to:

You must return your postal vote application form by 5pm, 11 working days before the poll.

Apply for a postal vote

Postal vote duration

Within the application form, you can specify how long you would like a remain on the postal vote register. You will be asked to select one of the following options.

  • Until further notice. You will be issued with a postal vote for all elections until you advise us otherwise.
  • For elections on [date]. If you know the date of the election, you can have a postal vote for that particular election.
  • For elections until [date]. If you know you will be away for a certain period, you can request a postal vote for any elections that may be held during that period.

If you need help completing your application form

If you have a disability and are unable to sign the form, you will be required to give the name and address of anyone who helps you to complete the form. Their details should be recorded on the postal vote application form.

Anyone who helps you complete your form will be required to sign a declaration, confirming that you are unable to provide a signature.

If you live abroad

The postal vote can be sent to any address supplied by you, the elector, at the time of application. It is your responsibility to ensure that we, Woking Borough Council, receives the postal vote by the close of polls on polling day.

Please bear in mind that post sent to and from foreign addresses will take longer to arrive; in some cases, it may take too long for the postal vote to arrive in good time for the election. Those living overseas are advised to consider appointing a proxy instead.

Find out more about proxy votes