How can I apply to vote by post or proxy?

To apply to vote by post you need to download, print and fill in a postal vote application form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to the electoral services team at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE or you can email scanned forms to If you can't print the form, contact the electoral services team so that a form can be posted to you.

If you want to vote by post, you can apply to do this now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.

If you aren't able to vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person is often referred to as your proxy.

To apply for a proxy vote, complete the form to vote by proxy, explaining why you can't get to your polling station in person. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to vote, or can apply to vote for you by post.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 27 April.

If you already have a postal or proxy vote arrangement in place, and your details have not changed, you don't need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with the electoral services team.

Don't forget that however you choose to vote, you must be registered first.


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Published 01/14/2021