Postal Vote

Postal Vote Applications 

You need to fill in a postal application form and must provide your date of birth and signature. If you have difficulty providing a signature you can apply for a 'waiver'.  This means you will not need to provide a signature when using your postal vote.  Please apply using the 'Waiver' form. You can apply for a permanent or long-term postal vote or just for a specific election. Post the completed form back to us at East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE.

Please note:  If you move address your postal vote will be automatically cancelled If you wish to continue to vote by post you will need to make a fresh application from your new address. 

Receiving and using your Postal Vote 

You will receive your postal vote papers approximately 10 days before the date of the election. You need to complete this and send it back as soon as possible. If you still have not received the papers four days before the election please contact Customer Services who may be able to sort out a replacement set of papers. Postal votes can be handed in at a polling station in your area on election day. Postal votes arriving after the close of polling are not valid and will not be counted.

If you have a postal vote and live abroad there may be delays in getting the papers to you due to postal times for which we cannot be held responsible for. This may mean that your vote may not be received in time to be counted.  If you think that this may be the case, it might be worth applying for a proxy to vote on your behalf.