Voting by post

General election 2019

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on 26 November 2019.

Apply for a postal vote

To apply for postal voting you should download an application form (yourvotematters website) and submit your application:

If you are returning your application close to a deadline, you should send a clear, scanned version by email to ensure it reaches us on time. 

You are required to provide your:

  • Signature
  • Date of birth
  • Address you want the ballot paper to be sent to, if different from the address at which you are registered to vote, stating the reason for this

This information is required by law and for the security of your postal vote, and your application will not be accepted without it.

Problems providing a signature

You may not be required to provide a signature if:

  • You are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way because of a disability
  • You are unable to read or write

Delivery of postal vote packs

Your postal vote pack will be delivered to the address specified in your application. We cannot deliver this to you early or allow you to collect this from us.

Return your postal vote pack 

Completed postal vote packs must be received by 10pm on polling day. 

You can post this back, drop it off at the Town Hall or return it on polling day by 10pm to a polling station in Wandsworth. 

If you will not be able to receive, complete and return your postal ballot within this time, and are unable to vote in person at your polling station, you can apply to vote by proxy.

Change of voting method

You should write to us to cancel your postal vote. Your request must include your date of birth and reach us by 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

Absent Vote Signature Refresh

If you have been asked to provide updated personal identifiers for your postal or proxy vote, further information is available from Postal/Proxy Vote Signature Refresh.