Postal voting

Anyone who is registered to vote can sign up for a postal vote, so long as you are aged 18 or over and eligible to vote.

You can download an application form, print it off and complete it. Details of how to return it can be found on the form. 

If you don't have access to a printer, contact us and we will post one to you.

You can apply for a postal vote for one election, a set period of time or permanently. Postal votes are sent out on average 10 days before polling day.

Even if you opt for a permanent postal vote you will still be legally required to refresh your signature every five years to ensure that we have an up to date signature for you. We will contact you when it is time for you to do so.


This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information, see or contact Trafford Council’s Audit & Assurance Section on (0161) 912 2000.