Ways to vote

Vote by post

If you’re going to be away on election day, you can register for a postal vote instead.

There’s a short application form that you need to complete. This will ask for:

  • your name and address
  • the address you want the postal vote sent to
  • your signature and date of birth

you must return this form to us at: Electoral Office, PO Box 720, Bodicote, Banbury, OX16 6LR. Alternatively you can scan and email forms to us at elections@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk.

About three weeks before election day, the postal vote will be sent out. It will include a ballot paper and a statement that you need to sign, put your date of birth on and return.

What happens next?

When the postal vote comes back, your signature and date of birth will be checked against the information on your application form. If the details match, the ballot paper will go into the main count at the end of election day.

If the details don’t match, for example you use a different signature or forget to fill in your date of birth, we will reject it. Your ballot paper won’t be included in the count. If this happens, we will write to you after the election to tell you.