Postal voting is available if you cannot attend a polling station on election day or if you find it more convenient. Anyone aged 18 or over can apply for a postal vote and you do not need a reason to vote by post. You can apply to vote by post for a particular election, for a set time or all future elections.

All forms require a signature to prevent fraud. You may be unable to sign due to a disability, illness, inability to sign in a consistent or distinctive manner or you are unable to read or write. In this case, contact Electoral Services to obtain a Signature Waiver Application form.

How to Apply for a Postal Vote

Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and return it to the Council either by e-mail to , or by post to Electoral Services, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR.

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. If you have difficulty providing your own signature, for example, due to a disability or illiteracy, please contact us for further advice.

We must have received your postal vote application at least 11 working days before an election takes place. Postal votes are usually sent out around 2 weeks before election day, though this can be as short as four working days before the election, depending on the election's timetable.

Postal votes can be sent to the address where you appear on the register. If you ask for your postal vote to be sent to an address other than the one linked to you on the electoral register, you must give a reason why.

Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you need to consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return your ballot paper by election day.

How To Complete and Return a Postal Vote

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

When To Return a Postal Vote

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 or by dropping it off in person at any polling station in the Borough by 10:00 pm on polling day.

Last updated: Friday, 10 March 2023 3:58 pm