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Postal Voting

If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by post, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.

To request a postal application form please download a form for a postal vote application form. and please return to:

Returning Officer
Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet

Postal voters CANNOT vote at the polling station however their completed postal packs can be handed in at a polling station. If a person loses or spoils their postal ballot papers after receiving them, the Electoral Services Team at the District Council need to contacted immediately.

Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can apply for a postal vote, if you aren't registered please register on the GOV.UK website Register to Vote

A postal voter is an elector to whom the Returning Officer sends a ballot paper through the normal post, together with necessary return envelopes and other documents a few days before polling day. Having received their postal ballot paper(s) they need to be completed, along with any accompanying paperwork in the privacy of their own home and then returns the papers through the normal post to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet by the close of poll on the day of the election.