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How to vote by post

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1. When you get your postal voting papers

  • put them somewhere safe
  • don't let anyone else handle them
  • make sure they are not left where someone else can pick them up

2. When you want to vote

  • complete your ballot paper in secret, on your own
  • don't let anyone else vote for you
  • don't let anyone else see your vote
  • don't give the ballot paper to anyone else
  • put the ballot paper in the envelope and seal it up yourself
  • complete and sign the postal voting statement
  • put the postal voting statement and the envelope containing your ballot paper into the larger supplied envelope and seal it.

3. When you return your postal vote

  • take it to the post box yourself, if you can
  • if you can't do that, either give it to somebody you know and trust to post it for you, or call your local elections team, to ask if they can collect it from you
  • don't hand it to a candidate or party worker unless no other way is practical
  • don't leave it where someone else can pick it up

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