This service launched in 2016. This is a completely free and easy way to apply for your postal vote online. You need to be registered to vote so if you haven't already registered, click here to go to the official site and find out how.
It's really simple. When you submit the form, the website generates a PDF file in-memory which is immediately sent by email. Nothing of any sort is ever saved to disk or in a database on this website. We absolutely do not store any information at all on this site! If this site was downloaded by an attacker, there would be absolutely nothing to steal on our servers.
To send an email to you or your electoral office, we use a third-party called SendGrid, which is an industry-standard secure communications platform. SendGrid will store your email address and the email subject line for up to 30 days. This is only used for making sure the email is delivered to you and for determining if an email has bounced. It does not contain any other information.
The site uses HTTPS so all communication between your computer and our server hosted on Microsoft's Azure platform is encrypted. Our email platform SendGrid uses opportunistic encryption using TLS, which means emails will be encrypted unless your own email provider, or that of your electoral office, doesn't support TLS encryption. If you have any futher questions about security, please feel free to use the contact form.
This website is fully GDPR compliant.
No, this is not official, affiliated, or in any way associated with the electoral commission or UK government. However, some local electoral offices in the UK support the use of this website.
You need to chase your application up if you don't hear back from your electoral office. As a result of the potential for human error or emails being blocked, there is no guarantee that your application will be received or processed. That's why you should follow up on your application if you don't hear back soon.
There are many electoral offices all over the UK and some of them may not be happy to deal with electronic applications - we simply have no way of knowing. If they insist on a paper copy then they are simply wasting everybody's time, but at least the form has already been filled out for you to print and send.
It is the job of your local electoral office to reply to your email enquiry (sent by us on your behalf), so you should receive a response. You should call or email them if they don't respond.
This service was set up by me because I was personally always put off setting up my postal vote by the hassle of finding, printing, and posting pieces of paper. How many millions of people who work away from home, or at university, or who are on holiday, will miss out on their chance to vote in an election or referendum due to the hassle of needing a printer, envelope, and stamp?
This service is free and does not make any money. If you want to show your appreciation for the time I spent setting this up, please share the service on Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter so that your friends can get their postal vote.
I don't accept any donations for my work on this website. However, if you appreciate it then please consider donating to The Work Rights Centre, a charity I helped found and continue to support. The Work Rights Centre offers free and confidential employments rights advice to people trapped in precarious work conditions. You can read more about the brilliant work they do here.
This is an unofficial service that guarantees no support. So please use at your own discretion, because we accept no legal responsibility for you receiving your postal vote. If your electoral office don't get back to you, it's not our fault! If the email never reaches them due to spam blockers or any other reason, that is not our fault. If the site breaks and doesn't send them anything, sorry but just try again - no guarantees. We don't store your data on our site. Our secure email platform may store your email address for up to 30 days to manage email bounces. But if someone steals your data, don't blame us - they probably hacked your email. We reserve the right to use Google Analytics to record the number of people who use the website, but this is not personal information. Some cookies may be used for the basic functioning of the site, but nothing to do with any of your personal data.
Special thanks to Democracy Club for providing data for this service.