Get a postal vote

If you will be away on polling day, at work or on holiday, are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can still exercise your democratic right to vote. You may have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019 is 5pm on 26 November.

You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.

Please find at the foot of this page a pdf form that you can print out to return if you live in Woodley or Earley.

A Freepost address is provided by Wokingham Borough Council. 

The Electoral Registration Officer, FREEPOST,   RTKL-JXUU-TLUB,   Wokingham

WBC Telephone: 0118 9746000
Web address:

You will find a pdf of the Electoral Commission form accepted by Reading Borough Council at the foot of this page.

Simply print the form out, complete the details and send it in a stamped envelope to the Electoral Registration Officer at the local council's offices.

Reading Borough Council,
Civic Centre,
Telephone: 0118 9390900
Web address:
To find out more about voting by post, please visit the Government's official site at:

If you are unable to vote in person you can apply for a proxy vote so that you authorise a person nominated by you to vote for you.

Please contact your council as above for a form 

If you need to apply for an emergency proxy vote you can do so up to and including election day.


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Postal vote form for WBC residents 90.69 KB
Postal vote form for RBC residents 86.57 KB