Frequently asked questions - Elections
- Q: Am I registered to vote?
- Q: Voting - I have not had my poll card for this election
- Q: I have had a poll card, but I usually vote by post
- Q: I don't want to vote why have I been sent a poll card?
- Q: When will my postal vote arrive?
- Q: Can postal ballot papers be sent overseas?
- Q: I am unable to sign either the Postal Vote Application Form or Postal Vote Statement.
Q: When does the completed postal ballot paper have to be received back by?
The completed postal voting documents must be received by the Returning Officer by the close of the poll (10pm on referendum day).
Please return your postal vote in plenty of time to ensure that it reaches us before close of poll. Please be aware that bank holidays can cause delays to the post.
Alternatively, you can hand it in at a polling station in your ward, or you can deliver it to the Guildhall.
If it arrives after the close of poll it will not be counted.
- Q: What happens if my postal vote gets lost, is not received or is spoilt?
- Q: Can someone else vote on my behalf (proxy voting)?
- Q: I have just had a hospital appointment / or I have had a recent illness that means I cannot vote in person. It is too late to apply to vote by post or by proxy ?
- Q: What if we have recently moved or are moving soon, or if some of the people on the form are living/moving away from home?
- Q: I vote by proxy and my nominated proxy has registered as a postal proxy (to vote on my behalf by post). Will you be writing to both of us to ask for fresh signatures?
- Q: How can I stand as a candidate?
- Q: What if I applied to register ages ago but I'm still not on the register?
- Q: What are the full and open registers?
- Q: What is the deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming election?
- Q: What is the deadline for applying for a proxy vote in the forthcoming election?