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Easter bin collections

We are changing the way we deal with bank holiday bin collections. All bin collections following a bank holiday will now take place one day late. See our Easter Bin Collection page for further details.

Electoral services

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3. Postal votes

If you are unable or do not wish to vote at a polling station, you can to vote by post instead.

Forms can also be requested by contacting the elections office on 01392 265141. 

Completed postal vote applications must be received by 5.00 pm 11 working days before an election. Remember that if you have got a postal vote you will not be able to vote at a polling station, even if you do not use your postal vote.

In the case of a postal vote, a ballot paper will be sent to an individual in advance of the election (usually 8 working days before polling day) and, upon the return of the completed ballot paper, the vote will be included with those cast at polling stations.

Postal votes can be sent abroad but you will need to be sure that there will be sufficient time to receive and return the postal pack.  If in doubt, you may wish to consider appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.