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Postal Voting (UK)

Does anyone know what happens with postal voting? Should it have arrived by now?

I registered in time for the election, but no vote arrived. Then came a letter a few months ago asking if I would like to stay on the register. I sent it back.

I have sent a couple of emails but the council, but no response.
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Old 14.06.2016, 14:35
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Re: Postal Voting

I received mine a week or so ago, I registered in May.
My local council originally advised me to vote by proxy as they were not sending the postal vote packages out until the 14th June.
It makes you wonder if local authorities know what they are doing. At least mine replied to my emails!
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Re: Postal Voting

I applied for Overseas Registration which I got very quickly and then had to apply for a postal vote (second form needed). I emailed this back to the council and got a ballot paper shortly afterwards, a few days before the letter telling me I had been granted a postal vote! If I recall correctly it did say that the ballot form may not arrive until 5 days before the election.
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Old 14.06.2016, 14:52
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Re: Postal Voting

I had the problem that my postal vote never arrived here for the last general election, so for the Referendum I changed to a proxy vote.

Both at the election, and now, however, I heard of different people receiving postal ballots at different times - it all depends on the local electoral office and how organised they are sending things out.

Could you try phoning them if they are not responding to emails?
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Re: Postal Voting

I hadn't bothered to register. Camden Council nicely emailed me about a month ago asking me if I'd like to, and gave me a URL to click. I printed off the form, signed it, took a photo and emailed it back.

Voting form arrived about a week later.
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Re: Postal Voting

I called the office. They could not say what had gone wrong. I can have a proxy vote (there is still time until tomorrow for these to be registered) but the person has to go to 'my' polling station. That seems an odd system where you have to find someone who can physically get to your designated station. My family all live 400 km away. Thank you for your responses.
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Re: Postal Voting

I registered last June, renewed in March and had somehow missed that I needed to register separately for a postal vote. As adrianlondon has done I printed off the form, scanned it and emailed it to my last UK council - Enfield in my case. This was accepted, I received the postal vote on Saturday and have just posted it back.
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Re: Postal Voting (UK)

I'm envious. Well, I found our old babysitter, emailed her out the blue to ask how she is going to vote, found out she will vote the same way as me, and she is happily going to go and vote for me. So, a good resolution.
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