You can apply to vote by post:

  • for a single election on a specific date;
  • for a specific period; or
  • permanently.

How do I complete my application form?

On the application form you are required to provide your date of birth and your signature. These are used to verify your postal vote statement when you return it, so please ensure they are both correct before returning your application form.

Please ensure that your signature is an authentic specimen of your own signature and not, for example, a computer-generated signature or the signature of someone else signing on your behalf (i.e. per procurationem or pp'ing). If you have difficulty providing your own signature, for example, due to a disability or illiteracy, please contact us for further advice.

Postal votes can be sent to any address, including overseas addresses, but you will need to consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return your ballot paper so it arrives back by 10:00 pm on polling day.

How do I return my completed application form?

You can complete, scan and e-mail your application form to absent.votes@oadby-wigston.gov.uk, or post it to Electoral Services, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR.

If you wish to return your completed application form electronically, please ensure that the file and/or image attached to your e-mail is clear and legible: if it is not, your application may be rejected. Furthermore, please do not use file-sharing sites or platforms (e.g. OneDrive, Google Drive, WeTransfer etc.) to submit your file and/or image (i.e. by sharing a link).

If you are unable to complete and return your application form electronically, then please contact us on either the e-mail address and/or the number below to request a hard paper-copy of the application form to be sent to you by post.

How do I complete and return my postal vote?

Watch this short instructional video on how to correctly complete and return your postal vote ballot pack.

When do I have to return my postal vote by?

Make sure your completed postal vote ballot pack is returned to us by 10:00 pm on Polling Day for your vote to be counted.

You can return your completed postal vote ballot pack either by post (find your nearest Royal Mail postbox) or by dropping it off in person at any Polling Station in the Borough by 10:00 pm on Polling Day.

Contact Us

Email: electoral.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Helpline: (0116) 288 8961

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:50 am