It is possible to vote by post in an election. However to vote by post you will have to be registered at your current address. If you apply to vote by post you will receive a postal pack (ballot paper, postal voting statement and return envelopes) at the address you have requested.
When you receive your postal pack, it should contain:
- Envelope A / Postal Voting Statement
- Ballot paper
- Return envelope (Envelope B)
- Guide to completing your postal vote
The ballot paper and the postal voting statement will both be numbered and these numbers should match.
If you have a postal vote you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station. However it is possible to hand your complete postal pack into a polling station within the Fife Council area if you are unable to post it in time.
If your circumstances change, for example if you move house or change your name, your previous postal vote will no longer be valid. You will need to re-apply for a postal vote at your new address – this can be done at the same time as you register.
Please note that at elections, postal votes cannot be issued immediately. Due to production deadlines there will be a delay in issuing postal packs. Additionally the mail service to and from overseas countries cannot always be guaranteed and you should seek advice at the time as to whether or not it is practical for a postal vote to be sent and returned before election day or whether you would be better arranging a proxy vote for the election. Back To Top