Voting and registering to vote

Review of polling districts and polling places

All councils must complete a review of election polling districts and polling places by 31 January 2025. We're inviting all electors – especially those with a disability – to have their say on proposals for changes. We're also inviting electors to comment on how easy it is to vote at current polling stations and give ideas for new locations.

To read the proposals and have your say, go to Review of polling districts and polling places. The closing date is 12 November 2023.

Voting by post

To be allowed to vote by post, you must be on the electoral register

You can apply to vote by post at any time. You don't need to wait until we announce an election.

You can download application forms from the GOV.UK website.

GOV.UK: apply for a postal vote

You need to provide your details including your date of birth and you must sign the form. If you cannot provide your signature, we may give you a waiver.

Electoral services
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 01375 652 816


When to send in your application

We must receive new applications by 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

Posting your vote

You postal vote ballot paper will tell you how to vote by post, along with the date and time by which we need have received your vote.

Royal Mail has 35,000 'Priority Post Boxes'. These all have late collection times, many also have an earlier collection, and some have collections between 3pm and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. You don't have to use a Priority Post Box for your postal vote but if you need to find one, go to Royal Mail: services near you.

Changing or cancelling your postal vote

You can change or cancel your postal vote before 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

You cannot vote at a polling station once we've sent you a postal vote, although you can hand your postal vote into your polling station if you prefer.