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Applying for a postal vote for Senedd, County Council and Town and Community council elections

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You will need to complete a paper application form (you cannot apply online).  

You can download this form from Apply to vote by post | Electoral Commission or request one of these forms from the elections office.  No ID verification is required for these two election types.

Your application for Senedd and Local Government elections can cover you for an indefinite period provided you continue to refresh your signature every five years. A request to refresh your signature will be sent to you by the elections office at the required time.

Completing your postal vote

When you receive your postal pack it will include all the instructions you need on how to complete and send your postal vote.  You will need to mark your ballot paper in the normal way, and must also complete the postal voting statement with your date of birth and signature (unless you have been granted a waiver). Without this, your vote is invalid.

We must receive your completed postal pack for any election or referendum by 10pm on polling day.

  • Complete your postal vote in private and do not let anyone else see it
  • Do not let anyone else vote for you
  • Do not give your ballot paper or postal pack to anyone else
  • Seal all envelopes yourself
  • Take your postal vote to the post box yourself. If this isn't possible give it to someone you know and trust to post it for you
  • Check for a priority post box close to where you live. These post boxes have early and late collection times and many are emptied on Saturday and Sunday
  • If anyone tries to help you against your will, or forces you to give them your postal vote, you should contact the police

Returning your completed postal vote

The easiest and most convenient way to return your completed postal pack is by posting it in a Royal Mail post box using the pre-paid B envelope.

You can still hand deliver your postal vote to a polling station or the Electoral Services office before 10pm on polling day.


  • Email:
  • Phone: 01597 826202
  • Address: Electoral Services, Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG

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