Voting by Post
What is a postal vote?
Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. Your ballot paper will be posted to you approximately two weeks before the election. You then need to complete the ballot paper and the enclosed security statement and then either post the pack back, deliver it in person to the Council Office, or deliver it on polling day to one of the polling stations in the electoral area. Whatever method of return is used, the ballot paper will only be counted if it is received by 10:00pm on the day of the election.
How can I arrange to vote by post?
You will need to complete a postal vote application form. The application form (linked below) can be returned by post to Electoral Registration Officer, Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW or by scanning the application and attaching it to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form can also be received at the South Bucks District Council Offices (Denham), and Chiltern District Council Offices (Amersham).
What information will I need to provide?
The application form sets out the information you need to provide. However, two key pieces of information are needed for security purposes - your signature and your date of birth. Both of these identifiers will be stored and checked against those you provide on the security statement that you will need to fill in and return with the ballot paper at an election.
I cannot provide a consistent signature, what should I do?
Please complete the application to vote by post with signature waiver form if you wish to register to vote by post, but are unable to provide a signature due to impairment.
The security statement will be separated from your ballot paper before your signature and date of birth is checked. Giving this information will not affect the secrecy of your vote. If your signature and date of birth does not match those that you originally provided, your vote will be invalidated for that election. Application forms to vote by post must be received no later than 5pm, eleven working days before an election.