Proxy and Postal Vote

Absent Votes - for more information please click the link available.

Voting by Post

Anyone can apply to vote by post.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting. Contact electoral services and we will send you a postal vote form. You can apply for a postal vote for one specific election or for as long as you choose; you must get your completed application forms to the election team at least 11 working days before polling day.

When Voting by post you are required to complete a postal vote statement, which you must return with your ballot papers. We check this information against the information you supply on your application form to make sure that no one else can use your vote.

It is also recommended if you will be overseas during the election period there may not be enough time for you to receive and return a postal vote. It would be sensible to nominate a proxy in this instance. Postal ballot papers are usually delivered 2 weeks before an election.

If you will be on holiday or out of the country, we would strongly recommend that you nominate a Proxy instead of Voting by post.

Voting by Proxy

This is where you nominate someone to vote on your behalf. You may wish to do this is if you have someone you trust to vote on your behalf. Your proxy would have to vote at your normal polling station. Contact electoral services and we will send you a proxy application form.

Voting by postal proxy

A postal proxy is where you nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf. If that proxy cannot vote at your polling station the proxy may request to vote by post on your behalf, where the electors ballot papers will be posted to the proxy address.

To request an absent vote application form please contact electoral services at and be sure to provide the name and address of the elector you are acting on behalf of.

Having difficulty signing the form?

If you cannot sign your application form, or are unable to provide a consistent signature, you can request in writing a postal vote waiver form.

Please note; you can either email your application to or post a copy to:

Electoral Services

South Staffordshire

Council Council Offices


South Staffordshire




Telephone: (01902) 696000



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