Postal Vote for May Elections

Voting Campaign 2021
Date: 
Mon, 25/01/2021 - 15:29
The combined Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Government elections originally scheduled for May 2020 were postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. These elections have now been rescheduled for Thursday 6 May 2021. We have provided the following information and materials to ensure that everyone, and particularly the most vulnerable, have the knowledge to be able to vote safely and in confidence.

We will have measures in place to ensure Covid-safe voting at all of our polling stations but would like to make it clear that a postal vote is an option for anyone who wants it.

The process to arrange a postal vote involves completing a form and supplying a specimen signature and date of birth which is then matched with a completed postal voting statement (supplied with the postal vote pack) at election time.

If a consistent signature is not possible, please contact the office for further options.

The form can be requested by applying via gov.uk using the below link -

Apply for a postal vote

Please note that the signature must be done by hand and not electronically.

Around election time, the ballot information is then posted to the address provided with instructions on how to cast the vote. A return envelope is included for it to be posted back to us. This eliminates the need to attend the polling station, thereby decreasing the likelihood of coming into contact with others.

Whilst this is a good option for many, it still may not be suitable for all. As such, we also offer a proxy vote.

This involves appointing a trusted person to vote on behalf of the elector. In order to ensure security, the proxy nomination form must be supported by an official person such as - 

  • a doctor
  • support worker
  • accommodation warden etc.

The nominated person can then either vote in person at the polling station or they can apply for a postal vote.

A paper application form can also be arranged if required by contacting the office using the details below.

Hull City Council
Electoral Services
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street
Kingston upon Hull
HU1 2AA

Phone: 01482 300 302

Email: electoral.services@hullcc.gov.uk