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Applications will be processed in due course and in advance of any statutory closing date before an election.

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You can receive a postal vote if you apply by eleven working days before an election is held.

Postal voting is convenient as you don't have to go to a polling station to vote.

The deadline for receipt of applications to vote by post in respect of the next District Election is 5:00pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

For the return of applications it is recommended that you hand deliver completed forms to:

  • Post Electoral Services, Kirklees Council, 3 - 5 Albion Street (High Street entrance), Huddersfield, HD1 2NG

Alternatively you may complete and sign the form (wet ink signature), then scan the form and return it as an attachment by email to: Email

Scanned copies must be clear in order for applications to be processed.

Application forms are available from the The Electoral Commission

For any queries please Contact Electoral Services


Application to vote by post - Completing your form

How to apply for a postal vote

Download and fill in our form

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

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After you've applied

You will receive an acknowledgement when your request has been successfully processed.

Your postal ballot paper will be posted to you before each election that you can vote in.

About your postal vote

Postal votes can be sent anywhere, either inside or outside the United Kingdom (if, for example, you are going on holiday). Remember, though, that if the address is outside the UK it will take time to reach you and for you to return it in order for your vote to be counted.

If you move house you must tell the Electoral Registration Officer immediately, or you may lose your postal vote.

How to fill in your postal vote

When voting by post, you should:

  • mark your vote on your ballot paper in secret
  • fill in the postal voting statement
  • put the ballot and statement in the envelope provided
  • seal the envelope yourself.

Post your ballot back as quickly as possible to make sure it's counted.

Candidate numbers no longer appear on ballot papers as shown in the video below. However, the video provides a useful demonstration of how to complete your postal vote pack.

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