Plan ahead for voting

To vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June:

  • The last day for us to receive your postal vote application was Tuesday 23 May at 5pm
  • The last day to change details on an existing postal or proxy vote was Tuesday 23 May at 5pm
  • The last day for us to receive your proxy vote application is Wednesday 31 May at 5pm

Your postal vote may be sent to an overseas address, but we do not recommend this as there is very little time for you to receive and return the ballot paper in time for polling day. If you live outside of the UK you may prefer to appoint a proxy.

Apply for a postal or proxy vote

You must be registered to vote to apply for a postal or proxy vote.

If you know that you will be unable to get to your polling station on election day, you can organise a postal or proxy vote. This must be arranged in advance. It can be set up as a permanent option.

You cannot vote at a polling station if you have registered for a postal vote. But you can hand your postal vote in there.

Electoral Registration Officer
Brighton Town Hall
Bartholomew Square
Brighton, 
BN1 1JA

​You can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on the day of the election.

​Voting if you are outside of the UK

Your postal vote may be sent to an overseas address, but we do not recommend this as there is very little time for you to receive and return the ballot paper in time for polling day. If you live outside of the UK you may prefer to appoint a proxy.

​Voting with your postal ballot

Please send your postal vote back to us as soon as you can, in the envelope provided. If you do not post it in time, you can hand in your postal vote to any Brighton & Hove polling station on the day of the election.

To prevent fraud, if you are registered for a postal vote you will not be able to get a ballot paper from the polling station. You must use the ballot paper that came with your postal ballot pack.

Cancel your postal vote

Postal proxy voting

For a postal proxy vote to allow your appointed individual to vote on your behalf in the run up to an election, please contact the Electoral Services Office on 01273 291999 or email electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

More information

For more information on postal and proxy voting, please see our frequently asked questions on voting and elections.