How to vote on 4 May 2023
Postal voting means you can vote without actually having to go to the polling station.
Anyone can apply for a postal vote. A postal vote is particularly good for students, people who work away, who have holidays planned or just those that might find it hard to get to the polling station on election day.
You will usually get your ballot paper well before the election, giving you more time to cast your vote and post it back.
To ensure that you can vote on 4 May 2023, the Labour Party strongly recommends that you apply for a postal vote.
If you're shielding or self-isolating because of coronavirus, you shouldn't vote at the polling station in person.
If you've missed the deadline for a postal vote you can apply for a proxy vote so a relative or trusted friend can vote on your behalf, either by post or at the polling station.
If you're using a proxy vote, you must make sure that the person voting on your behalf knows which candidate(s) you want to vote for so they can mark the ballot paper correctly.