Apply for a postal vote, get a replacement ballot paper if you have spoiled or lost yours or cancel your postal vote.

Postal votes are normally sent to electors about two weeks before an election, we are therefore encouraging electors who will not be able to make it to their polling station to apply for a postal vote.

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply to become a postal voter. For security reasons we require both your signature and date of birth, these details must match those you previously provided.

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.

How to apply

  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 or call 01263 516046 to request a copy. This form can also be picked up from the Council offices in Cromer and Fakenham.

    Please email completed forms to or post to:

    Electoral Services
    North Norfolk District Council
    Holt Road
    NR27 9EN

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 until 5pm on polling day. 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.