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Postal Voters Refresh - UK Parliamentary and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

We have a duty to collect a fresh signature from postal voters every three years to make sure we have an up to date signature.  


The next postal vote refresh will be between January 2025 and January 2026



This is very important because your signature is used at elections when you cast your vote. We must ensure that your signature we hold on record has not changed.  


Postal Vote Confirmation Notice


If the signature we have on file for you is 3 years old or more then we will send you a form called a Postal Vote Confirmation Notice.  


  • What is included on your Postal Vote Confirmation Notice Form? 

    The form will tell you which types of election you are currently entitled to vote at. 


    It will also include your date of birth and ask you to confirm whether this is right. 


    There will also be a section explaining what to do if you cannot fill in the form.

  • Why do you need my signature and date of birth?

    Your signature and date of birth are what we call personal identifiers. 


    We must have two personal identifiers to make postal voting more secure. 


    Having this information from you helps us to stop voting fraud and to make sure your postal vote has been completed by you. 


    Personal Identifiers are used to protect you and your vote.


    These identifiers are confidential and are only used by the

    Electoral Registration Office – they do not appear on the Electoral Register.

  • What if you can't sign your signature any more or you are unable to read or write?

    You will need to request a waiver form from us.


    There is a section on the Postal Vote Confirmation Notice Form that you can tick which will tell us you need a waiver form.


    Return this to us and we will send you an application form. 


    Alternatively, you can give us a call at your local Electoral Registration Office. 


    See the contact us button at the bottom of this page. 


    If a waiver is granted, this will be for the signature only and you will still need to give us your date of birth.



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