Application to vote by post
Voting by post
Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.
You can use this form to apply to vote by post for a particular election or referendum, for a set period
of time or for all future polls. Postal votes can be sent to addresses in the UK and abroad.
In England and Wales you must be 18 or over on polling day to vote.
How do I apply to vote by post?
Fill in the postal vote application form.
Make sure you complete all sections of the form and supply your date of birth and signature.
Your date of birth and signature are needed on this application form, and again when you use
your postal vote. This information is needed to prevent fraud. If you are unable to sign this
form, please contact Electoral Services by calling 01723 232323, or you can email us at
electors@scarborough.gov.uk
Once complete, the form should be returned to Electoral Services at:
Scarborough Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG
Alternatively the completed form can be scanned and returned by email to:
electors@scarborough.gov.uk
You must return your postal vote application form by 17:00, 11 working days before the poll.
If you are not already registered to vote, your application to register must have reached Electoral
Services at Scarborough Borough Council by midnight, 12 working days before the poll.
What happens after I’ve returned this form?
When an election or referendum is going to be held your ballot paper will be sent to you in the
post. To find out when your ballot paper will be issued you can contact Electoral Services by
calling 01723 232323 or by email electors@scarborough.gov.uk.
Make sure you return your postal vote so that it arrives by the close of poll, otherwise it will
not be counted. A pre-paid envelope is included in your postal ballot pack. If you are sending
your vote from overseas you may need to pay the additional postage.
If it is too late to send your vote back by post, you can hand it in on polling day in the
Customer First Office, at Scarborough Town Hall on St. Nicholas Street in Scarborough, or by
dropping it off at certain polling stations.
Privacy statement
The Electoral Registration Officer will only use the information you have provided us for electoral
purposes. They will look after personal information securely and will follow data protection legislation.
They will not give personal information about you, or any personal information you may provide, to
anyone else or any other organisation, unless they have to by law.
The lawful basis to collect the information on this form is that it is necessary for the performance of a
task carried out in the public interest under the authority as vested in the Electoral Registration
Officer as set out in Representation of the People Act 1983, and associated regulations.
The Electoral Registration Officer is the Data Controller. For further information relating to the
processing of personal data please see our privacy notice at www.scarborough.gov.uk/gdpr, or
contact Customer First on 01723 232323. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:
Scarborough Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG
Alternatively they can be contacted, directly, by email at dataprotection@scarborough.gov.uk.
Application to vote by post
Only one person can apply to vote by post using this form
Please write in black ink and use BLOCK CAPITALS. When you have completed the form return it to:
Electoral Services, Scarborough Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG
Alternatively the completed form can be scanned and emailed to: electors@scarborough.gov.uk.
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About you
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Address for ballot paper (if different to
your registration address)
Surname
First name(s) (in full)
Your address (where you are registered to vote)
Telephone number (optional)
Email (optional)
Contact details are never shared, but do provide
us with a quick, easy, way to contact you if any
matters arise regarding your application.
Please send my ballot paper to (address):
Postcode
The reason I’d like my ballot paper sent to
this address, rather than my registered
address is:
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Your date of birth and declaration
Declaration: As far as I know, the details
on this form are true and accurate.
I understand that to provide false information
on this form is an offence, punishable
on conviction by imprisonment of up to
two years and/or a fine.
Date of birth: Please write your date of birth
in the boxes below using black ink.
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Signature: Sign below using black ink,
keeping within the grey border.
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How long do you want a
postal vote for?
I want to vote by post (tick one box only):
until further notice (permanent postal vote)
for the election/referendum to be held on
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for the period
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If you are unable to sign this form, please
contact your electoral registration office.
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Date of application
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