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Postal voting

Any registered elector can choose to vote by post instead of at their usual polling station - please note you must already be registered to request a postal vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for:

  • District and town/parish elections (Thursday 2 May 2019) - the deadline to register to vote by post has now passed.
  • European parliamentary election (Thursday 23 May 2019) is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

If you choose to vote by post, your ballot papers will be sent to you by first-class post for you to complete and return. To apply to vote by post, please download, print, complete a postal vote application form and return it to:

Electoral Services, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6YU

Apply now - don't wait

If you wish to vote by post, you should not wait for an election to be called. You can apply at any time and doing so immediately will prevent you from missing any statutory deadlines.

Postal ballot papers cannot be sent to electors until around ten days before polling day. You should consider whether there is enough time to for you to receive and return the ballot paper by 10pm on Election Day.

You may find it more practical to vote by proxy, where you appoint someone else to vote on your behalf.

Information we'll need

Under legislation introduced in 2007, anyone choosing to vote by post must provide a signature specimen and their date of birth. These personal identifiers are securely stored.

Each time you vote by post, your signature and date of birth provided on the postal voting statement will be checked against these identifiers to ensure your postal vote remains secure.

If you are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way because of a disability you may be granted an exemption from doing so. This is called a waiver.

Any questions

For further information on this, please contact Electoral Services on 01543 308125 or email

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.