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Email: accessline@angus.gov.uk

Postal Voting

Anyone can apply to vote by post it does not matter where you live or whether you are able to get to a polling station.

As long as you are registered to vote you can choose to vote by post.

You can apply to vote by post for a particular election, for a set period of time or for all future elections.

A postal vote application form can be downloaded from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. If you reside in the Angus local government area the completed application should be sent to:

The Electoral Registration Officer
Tayside Valuation Joint Board
Ravenswood
New Road
Forfar
DD8 2ZA

T: 01307 462416
E: angus@tayside-vjb.gov.uk

However, if you reside in the Aberdeenshire local government area and are entitled to vote in the new Angus North & Mearns constituency, the completed application should be sent to:

The Electoral Registration Officer
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GE

T: 01224 664848
E: ero@grampian-ero.gov.uk

The deadline to request a new postal vote, or to change or cancel an existing postal vote for these elections is 5pm on Thursday 14 April 2011.

Downloadable versions of postal voting application forms are available in other languages from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. (click the languages link at the top)

Postal Voting Papers

The postal voting papers and postal voting statement for these elections will be issued from approximately Monday 18 April onwards. If you are going to be on holiday around that time, you may wish to consider having your postal vote redirected to another address or you could consider voting by proxy. An application to vote by proxy can also be downloaded from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and should be returned to the appropriate Electoral Registration Office as detailed above.

How to complete your postal voting statement:

In order for your postal voting statement to be valid you must sign it and complete your date of birth where indicated. If you have been granted a waiver then you need only complete your date of birth. This form cannot be signed on your behalf you must sign it. The completed postal voting statement must be returned with your ballot paper in the envelope provided (Envelope A) for your vote to be valid. These are statutory requirements for electoral security.

Information for BSL (British Sign Language) users

Click on the "Play" button to see the online version of the presentation. When it is playing, right-click on the video and choose "Zoom > Full Screen" to see it at full-screen size.

Please note: Windows Media Player 9 or above is required to view the online video and a broadband internet connection is recommended.

Video - Applying for a Postal Vote

The video can be watched using the embedded player below or view BSL Video - Applying for a Postal Vote in the external Windows Media Player.

A transcript of the Applying for a Postal Vote video is available.