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Voting by Post


If you are unable to make it to your Poll Station on Polling day you can apply to vote by post instead. Voting by post is secure and safe and you will mark your vote on the ballot paper in secret, sealing the envelope yourself.

Postal ballot papers are usually dispatched within 10 working days prior to the Election / Referendum & the deadline for applications is strictly 11 working days prior to the election. 

To ensure voting by post is secure you will need to provide your Date of Birth and Signature, also known as your personal identifiers. When the postal ballot paper has been returned, the personal identifiers are paired with the ones you used on the postal vote application and the ballot paper remains sealed so giving this information will not affect the secrecy of your vote.
Postal vote application form.
You must be registered to vote in order to apply for a postal vote.

Postal vote signatures need to be updated every 5 years by law, or if there have been any changes to your signature. The postal vote application form must be returned to us by post or scanned and sent by email. We cannot accept digital signatures as it must be the way you would sign your name on paper.

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Electoral Services
Tameside One
Market Place
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0161 342 8355