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If you are not able to attend your station on polling day you can apply for a postal vote, which comes out to you at your requested address. Your ballot paper is enclosed, with a personal statement and reply envelope.  You must complete the ballot paper and provide your date of birth and signature on your personal statement.  All completed postal votes must be returned by 10pm on polling day.

You can apply for a postal vote up to 11 working days before an election.

Please be aware:

On the 31 October the postal and proxy vote application process moved online, on the Government website. You can now apply online for a postal vote using the link below:

Postal Vote  

As part of the application process you will now be asked to provide your National Insurance number, or  you can provide a list of additional evidence like your passport or driving licence if necessary - they can be uploaded to your application. 

You will also be asked to upload your signature and guidance will be available to help applicants do this. 

To find out more about the changes you can also contact the Elections Team here  

Quick Check:

Are you registered to vote in Torridge District?

You need to be on the electoral register before we will process a postal vote application.

Have you moved to a new address in Torridge since you last voted and did you re-register?

If you have recently moved house in Torridge you will need to re-register at this address before we can process your request for a postal vote.  If you have moved to a property outside of the Torridge boundary you will need to register with your new Council and request a postal vote from them.


To request a paper application form please contact the Elections Team on our contact us page


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