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Apply to Vote by Post

You may choose to vote by post at an election if you cannot or do not wish to attend your polling station.

Your application to vote by post can be:

  • made for a single election, or for a specified period, or for an indefinite period
  • sent to your home address or another address specified by you
  • sent overseas, but you need to consider whether there would be time for you to receive and return your ballot paper by polling day

Postal ballot papers (voting slips) are usually dispatched about 2 weeks before polling day. Completed postal ballot papers must be returned to Basildon Council or to a relevant polling station by 10pm on polling day.

Please note if you have been sent a postal ballot paper, you cannot vote in person at a polling station.

To find out everything you need to know about voting by post visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Post

To apply for a postal vote

To download a postal vote application form, visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Post

All completed postal vote application forms should be returned to:


The Electoral Registration Office
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
Essex SS14 1DL

Further information and enquiries