Applications To Vote By Post
You may choose to vote by post at an election if you cannot or do not wish to attend your polling station.
Your application to vote by post can be:
- made for a single election, or for a specified period, or for an indefinite period
- sent to your home address or another address specified by you
- sent overseas, but you need to consider whether there would be time for you to receive and return your ballot paper by polling day
Postal ballot papers (voting slips) are usually dispatched about 2 weeks before polling day. Completed postal ballot papers must be returned to Basildon Council or to a relevant polling station by 10pm on polling day.
Please note if you have been sent a postal ballot paper, you cannot vote in person at a polling station.
To find out everything you need to know about voting by post visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Post
To apply for a postal vote
To download a postal vote application form, visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Post
All completed postal vote application forms should be returned to:
The Electoral Registration Office
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
Essex SS14 1DL
Thursday, 6 May 2021 - Returning your completed postal vote pack
Royal Mail recently created many priority postboxes that have both late and early collection times. Initially this was to help with the return of Covid test kits however this has now been extended to include completed postal vote packs for the elections on Thursday, 6 May.
To find a priority postbox in your area please see, Royal Mail - Priority Postboxes
Further information and enquiries
- For further information and enquiries please contact the Electoral Services Team by email the Electoral Services team.