Can't get to a voting place?

Election day is Saturday 23 September. Voting begins on Monday 11 September. If you can’t get to a voting place on election day, you can still vote. Here’s how.

Vote early

You can vote from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September at any advance voting place. On election day, Saturday 23 September, all voting places will be open from 9.00am to 7.00pm. You can vote at any voting place in the country, but you may need to fill in an extra form if you vote outside your electorate. Information about where and when to vote will be available here from Wednesday 30 August  or by calling 0800 36 76 56. It will also be included in your EasyVote pack.

Ask for postal voting papers

You can ask to be sent postal voting papers. Postal voting papers will be sent from early September up until Friday 15 September. To ask for postal voting papers, contact your local Returning Officer or complete and sign the form in the brochure below, and send it to your local Returning Officer. Do this early because your completed postal voting paper must be postmarked before Friday 22 September and received by noon Wednesday 27 September.

Ask someone to collect your voting papers

Complete and sign the form in the brochure below, and ask someone to take it to a voting place. They will then bring you back your voting papers to complete. Your voting papers must be returned to a voting place before 7pm, Saturday 23 September.

Hospitals and rest homes

If you are in a rest home or hospital, we will send teams to deliver voting services from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September. Check with your local Returning Officer to find out if your hospital or rest home will be visited.

Working on election day?

You’re legally allowed to have time away from work to go and vote on election day.

Contact details for your local Returning Officer will be available here or by calling 0800 36 76 56 from Monday 7 August.


Last updated: 26 July 2017