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Voting by post

To apply for a postal vote visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk/voting-by-post.

Postal Votes: Frequently asked questions

Do I need a reason for requesting a postal vote?

No.  A postal vote is available on demand.

This request can last until further notice, for a particular election only or for a specific period only.  You do not need to give a reason for asking but you must make a written application.

Do I have to have the postal vote sent to my home address?

No, you can have the postal vote sent wherever you wish.  However, if you want your ballot paper to be sent to an address other than the one at which you are registered to vote, you have to tell us the reason why you want to do this.

We can however refuse to send your ballot paper to the address you request if we are not satisfied with the reason given.  We will tell you if this is the case.

I make a mistake on my postal ballot paper

If you make a mistake when you are voting on your postal ballot paper, you can ask for another one.  To do this, you must contact the election helpline on 020 8359 5577 or email ero@barnet.gov.uk  as quickly as possible as there is only a limited time in which to get a new ballot paper to you.  Before you can have a replacement, all the documents that came with your original pack (including the ballot paper itself) have to be delivered to the Returning Officer.

If you need a replacement ballot paper or any of the other documents that came with your postal vote, please phone the elections helpline on 020 8359 5577 or email ero@barnet.gov.uk as quickly as possible.  Replacements cannot be provided after 5pm on the day of the election.

If I have applied for a postal vote, can I still vote at the polling station?

No, you cannot vote in person at the polling station if you have applied to vote by post.  However, on Election Day, you can return your postal vote to the polling station before 10pm.

I asked for a postal vote and it did not arrive

Please phone Electoral Services on 020 8359 5577 or email ero@barnet.gov.uk as quickly as possible as there is only a limited time in which to get a replacement postal vote to you.

It's Election Day and I haven't posted my postal vote back

You must post your postal vote in sufficient time so that it can be delivered by Royal Mail by 10pm on the day of an election.

However, you can deliver it in person at any time up until 10pm on the day of an election, to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Building 2, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.

Please do not deliver to any other London Borough of Barnet Council Office - particularly on the day of an election.

You can also deliver your postal vote (not just the ballot paper but its envelope and the postal voting statement) to any polling station in the electoral area.

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