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Apply to vote by post

Anyone can apply to vote by post at an election or referendum in the UK.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the UK Parliamentary General Election on 12 December 2019 is 5pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019. We recommend that you apply for a postal vote as soon as you know that you will not be able to make it to the polling station on polling day. You must be registered to vote before you can receive a postal vote.

Please return your completed postal vote application form to ero@barnet.gov.uk or send to Electoral Services, London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4EW

December 2019 General Election registration deadlines

  • register to vote midnight, Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • apply for a postal vote, 5pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019 (you must be registered to vote before you can receive a postal vote)
  • apply for a proxy vote, 5pm Tuesday 4 December 2019 

Polling day: Thursday 12 December, from 7am to 10pm

Get more information on the December 2019 UK Parliamentary General Election

Eligibility to vote by post

Anyone can request a postal vote. There are no special circumstances needed. 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.

Where you can receive the postal vote

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.

If your postal vote does not arrive

You will receive your postal ballot pack between 1 to 3 weeks before the election.

If your postal vote has not arrived 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.

Where to send your completed postal vote application form

You can return your completed postal vote application form by email to ero@barnet.gov.uk

Or you can post it to:

Electoral Services
London Borough of Barnet
2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale
London
NW9 4EW

If you haven't posted your vote by election day

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
London Borough of Barnet 
2 Bristol Avenue
Colindale
London
NW9 4EW

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 your constituency.

You cannot vote in person at the polling station if you have a postal vote

If you need to, you can deliver your postal vote (not just the ballot paper but its envelope and the postal voting statement) to any polling station in your constituency. 

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