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With the General Election simply across the nook, occasion activists up and down the land are knocking on doorways attempting to win votes.

However, for those who’re not capable of vote in particular person on July 4 and utilized for a postal vote (earlier than the deadline), you’ll be able to solid your poll while not having to go to the polling station.

The deadline to use for a postal vote was 5pm on June 19 and voters’ accomplished ballots should be returned by 10pm on polling day to be counted. But some voters have but to obtain their packs.

The Electoral Commission stated it was “not uncommon for all postal ballots to not have arrived at this point” and Royal Mail stated it might verify “all votes that enter our network are being delivered”, however what occurs in case your postal vote nonetheless hasn’t arrived?

Express.co.uk has damaged down precisely what you want to do to ensure you can vote.

According to the Electoral Commission: “Where a voter claims either to have lost or not to have received their postal ballot paper, postal voting statement, or envelopes ‘A’ and/or ‘B’, it is possible for a replacement postal ballot pack to be issued from four working days before polling day up until 5pm on polling day.”

If you make this request too near polling day, nonetheless, you’ll be required to gather it your self.

The Commission process goes on: “The voter must apply in person and the replacement pack may only be issued by hand if the request for a replacement postal ballot pack is made between 5pm on the day before polling day and 5pm on polling day itself.”

In the occasion that your postal voting supply is incomplete, you will need to return the unfinished supply.

“If not all parts of the postal ballot pack have been lost or not received, the voter must return those documents that they do have.”

According to the Electoral Commission, your postal voting pack ought to have:

  • Instructions about solid your vote and return the postal vote
    a postal voting assertion
  • Envelope A in your accomplished poll paper
  • Return envelope B
  • The poll paper or papers for the elections happening

Your accomplished poll paper will be despatched again in any of the next methods:

  • Post it utilizing the pay as you go envelope
  • Deliver it to your native city corridor
  • Deliver it to a polling station

All postal poll packs should be obtained by 10pm on polling day to be included, so for those who’re posting it do ensure you’ve left sufficient time.

If you will have utilized for a postal vote however now wish to vote in particular person, sadly you are not ready to take action. You can, nonetheless, flip up at your native polling station together with your accomplished poll paper and hand your vote in there moderately then placing it within the submit.