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Apply for a postal vote

A postal vote lets you vote from your own home. Anyone can apply for a postal vote. You do not have to give a reason.

How to apply for a postal vote

Download the application to vote by post.

If you cannot print the application form

If you cannot print the application form you can ask your local Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) to send you one.

Check contact details for your local ERO.

You can also find details of your ERO on your local council website.

Where to send your completed form

When you've completed the form you can:

  • post it to your local ERO
  • email a photo of it to your local ERO

Check the contact details of your local ERO.

Closing date

You can no longer apply for a postal vote in the Scottish Parliament elections.

The closing date was 6 April 2021 at 5pm.

Register to vote

You need to register to vote before you can apply for a postal vote.

Get help with a postal vote

If you need help with a postal vote you should contact your local registration office.

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