Many people today choose to vote by post, not just if you know you will be away on the day but often people are too busy or don’t know their plans for polling day. It’s also quick and easy and less time consuming to do these things in the comfort of your own home. You can get a postal vote by going on the Electoral Commissions web site here or you can download the attached form Postal Vote Application, fill it in and send to your local council who will send you your ballot papers in the post at least 11 days before the Election. The Council will check your signature and date of birth to make sure it is you, and then count it in the normal way on polling day. If you have a postal vote and still haven’t voted by election day then you can still take it to the polling station with you on the day.