If you are already registered to vote at your current address, you can apply to vote by post instead of at a polling station.
You can apply at any time and don't need to wait for an election to be called.
If you choose to vote by post, your ballot paper(s) will be sent to your registered address around ten days before election day, so it's important to make sure you'll have enough time to return your ballot paper(s) in time.
You may find it more practical to apply to vote by proxy, where you appoint someone else to vote on your behalf.
You will be asked to provide a signature specimen and your date of birth - these are stored securely.
Each time you vote by post, your signature will be checked against the specimen you provided.
If you are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way, perhaps because of a disability, you may be granted an exemption, called a waiver.
Apply to vote by post
General election 2019
Everyone applying for a postal vote must make sure they have enough time to receive and return their ballot paper so it arrives by election day and their vote can be counted.
If you are in the Lichfield constituency and have a postal vote in place by 14 November, the postal vote will be delivered around 27 November. Anyone applying for a postal vote after 14 November will receive theirs around 3 December.
If you are in the Tamworth constituency and have a postal vote in place by 31 October, the postal vote will be delivered around 21 November. Anyone applying for a postal vote after 31 October will receive theirs around 29 November.
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 26 November 2019.