Vote by post


Make sure your voice is heard.  Apply for a postal vote today and cast your vote from the comfort of your home and in your own time.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station to vote in person.

Who can apply for a postal vote?

Any registered voter can apply for a postal vote.  You do not need to give a reason to vote by post.

How do I apply?

To vote by post, you need to complete an application form which will be used by your local council to process your application.  Once you have completed the form you need to return it direct to the Council or you can send it to us:

Cheshire Conservatives, Conservative Office, Churchyardside, Nantwich, CW5 5DE

and we will pass it on. 

Your application form must be received by the Council at least 11 working days before polling day for your application to be successful.  At the bottom of this page there's a pdf form you can use to do this.

Can I apply online?

You cannot apply online because the electoral registration office needs your signature to combat voting fraud.  However, you can download and print an application form at and send it direct to your Council.

Where can I get my postal vote sent?

A postal vote can be sent to your home address or to any other address that you give.  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.

When will I receive my ballot papers?

Postal votes are usually sent out about a week before election day.  Once you've got it, mark your vote on the ballot paper and make sure you send it back so that it arrives by close of poll (which is 10pm on election day).  If it arrives later than this your vote won't be counted.

If I have a postal vote can I still vote in person?

Yes, but only if you take your completed postal vote, together with your declaration of identity, to the polling station before 10pm on polling day.

For further information, contact the Electoral Services team at your local Council:

Cheshire East


T:   0300 123 5016

Cheshire West and Chester


T:   01244 977084



T:   0151 471 7457



T:   01925 442184


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