Use our form to apply to vote by post.

Local Government Elections Thursday 4 May 2023

The deadline for new postal applications and changes to existing postal applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

Overseas postal votes will be despatched on 12 April.

First despatch of postal vote packs, existing applications received up to 20 March is 18 April

The second date of postal vote packs, applications received after 20 March but before the 18 April postal vote application deadline is 24 April at the latest.

How to apply

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote. For security reasons we require both of the following:

  • your signature
  • date of birth

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. Ballot papers will be sent to your address before polling day so that you can cast your vote and return it by post.

  1. You must be registered to vote or have already made an application. Not sure if you're already registered? Use our online form to check.
  2. Please complete this form, call 01263 516046 or email to request an application form. 

    Please email completed forms to or post to:

    Electoral Services
    North Norfolk District Council
    Holt Road
    NR27 9EN

Please ensure that applications are completed using a pen. Forms completed with a digital signature are invalid and will require a new application form to be completed.

Cancel a postal vote

If you don't want to vote by post anymore please contact the Elections team at or call 01263 516046.

Spoilt and damaged ballot papers

If you have damaged or spoilt your postal vote, you can get a replacement. Do not destroy or throw away your postal ballot papers. You will need to return them before you can get a replacement. 

Further advice and guidance

If you want to discuss any aspect of postal vote security please contact the Elections team.

The Electoral Commission website has further information on voting by post at an election or referendum.