Postal votes

Postal voting is now available in England, Scotland and Wales on request, for all elections. You do not need to give any reason for wanting a postal vote.

You can apply to vote by post for a particular election, a set period of time or for all future elections. You can also vote by post if you are abroad on election day. But you must be registered to vote first.

Find out more about voting by post from the About My Vote website or you may view helpful YouTube video's produced by the Electoral Commission. There are eight videos in total: two videos (on absent voting and acceptable campaign activities) each produced in English, Urdu, Gujarati and Punjabi.

Postal vote application form

You can apply for a postal vote by completing the postal vote application form and returning it to the Electoral Services Department using the contact details below. 

Please note all forms must be printed with "page scaling" set to "none". This can be found in the printer options. Peterborough City Council cannot accept proxy vote applications if they do not adhere to this criteria.

Postal vote guidance 

  • Section 1- Enter the address of where you are registered to vote
  • Section 2 - Enter your name and contact details (please note, contact details are optional)
  • Section 3 - You need to decide if you wish to have a postal vote for:
    • All elections until you tell us otherwise
    • Elections that you already know will be held on a particular date
    • For all elections between two dates (you may be on holiday, or otherwise unable to vote in person a polling station between these dates)
  • Section 4 - You can choose to vote by post at all types of elections, for parliamentary elections only, or for local elections only.  If you are unsure, then we would recommend that you choose to vote at "All" elections as you may lose your vote for one type of election if multiple elections are held on the same day.
  • Section 5 - If you will be away from home, then you can choose to have your ballot papers sent to an address other than the one shown in Section 1. You must state the reason for needing your ballot papers to be sent to an alternative address.
  • Section 6 - You must enter your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY and then sign the form. Please note that your date of birth and signature must be kept within the borders provided. Failure to do so will mean that this application will not be valid.

Contact details

The Electoral Services Department
Town Hall
Peterborough
PE1 1GF