Postal Voting

If you are registered to vote and do not want to vote at the polling station on polling day, you can apply to vote by post. If you have access to a printer you can download an print the Postal Vote Application Form. This form must be printed off to be completed as it requires your genuine 'wet ink' signature. Completed forms can either be scanned in and emailed to us at  or it can be returned to us by post to the following address:

Electoral Services

East Devon District Council

Blackdown House

Border Road

Heathpark Industrial Estate


EX14 1EJ

You can apply for a postal vote up to 11 days before an election, however we would advise applying as soon as you know you won't be able to make it to the polling station. 

Postal ballot packs will be sent to electors in advance of an election (usually 8 working days before polling day). Upon the return of the completed postal vote pack before 10pm on polling day, the ballot paper will be included with those cast at polling stations. Please bear the 8 working days in mind, especially if you live overseas and want your ballot papers sent to you. You may want to appoint a proxy instead.

Cancelling your Postal Vote

If you wish to cancel your postal vote, please contact our office either by calling 01395 571529 or by emailing us at

Returning Your Ballot Paper

Instructions for completing your and returning your ballot paper and postal voting statement will be included in your ballot paper pack. Please read them carefully before filling in any of the paperwork. 

When posting your completed postal vote, please be aware that the Royal Mail now has over 35,000 priority post boxes nationwide which can be used for returning your postal vote back to us. Please visit the following link for more information about priority post boxes, and to locate your nearest one: Priority Post Boxes

Contact Us

To request a paper copy of the application form please click on the blue 'start' button below and complete our online contact form. Please make sure you provide either an email address or telephone number to make sure that we can contact you as quickly as possible.