General Election: Planning to be away on Polling Day?

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Planning to be away on 4th July? Important information on Postal and Proxy votes

Postal voters in Bassetlaw for the Bassetlaw and Newark Constituencies are being told when their postal vote is being sent out to help them make sure they’ll be around to send it back.

Anyone who was already registered as a postal voter, or who applied for a postal vote by 4 June will have their postal vote pack sent out on:

· 12 June if they’re an overseas voter

General Election: Planning to be away on Polling Day?General Election: Planning to be away on Polling Day?
General Election: Planning to be away on Polling Day?

· 19 June if they’re a voter in the UK.

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Anyone who has applied for a postal vote by 19 June will have their postal vote pack sent out on 24 June.

Postal vote packs can only start to be collated once ballot papers are printed, and candidate nominations closed at 16:00 on Friday 7 June.

Only a small number of secure specialist printers print the millions of ballot papers needed for each personalised postal vote pack across the UK’s 650 Parliamentary constituencies.

Any postal voter concerned they won’t be around to receive and return their vote by Thursday 4 July still has options. You can:

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· Bring your completed postal vote pack to one of our Council Offices or to your polling station on 4 July between 07:00 and 22:00. You must fill out a form when you hand it in for the vote to be valid.

· Cancel your postal vote by 17:00 on 19 June. Contact the Bassetlaw Elections Team to talk about options to cancel.

A proxy vote is where someone you trust votes on your behalf.

· The deadline to make an application to appoint a proxy is 17:00 on Wednesday 26 June https://www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

· the person you appoint as a proxy must:

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o be a registered parliamentary elector who can vote in this election.

o only be a proxy for up to two electors living in the UK, plus up to two people living abroad, or up to four people living abroad.

· Once appointed, your proxy can:

o vote in person on your behalf at your polling station. They will have to show their own accepted form of photo ID to be able to vote or

o vote by post for you but must apply for a proxy postal vote by 17:00 on Wednesday 19 June.

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