Like many people, the electoral services team is observing the advice to work from home. So we can help you with your registration, email any documents we’ve requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use that email address for any general queries you may have.
Ways to vote
In the UK there are three different ways you can vote, and which you chose is completely up to you depending on what you find the easiest or the most convenient method.
- at a polling station
- by post
- by proxy
Voting by post
The deadline to apply to vote by post for the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners election on 06 May 2021 has now passed but you may request/submit an application form for future elections.
You need to apply before you can vote by post. Once you have a postal vote in place, you cannot choose to vote in person unless you cancel your postal vote 11 days before the poll.
Postal votes can be put in place permanently, for a specific election, or for a date range.
Voting by proxy
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners election on 06 May 2021 has now passed but you may request/submit an application for future elections.
To vote by proxy, you need to complete an application form, this will allow someone 'proxy' to vote on your behalf either at a polling station or by post. Your proxy must be someone you know and trust and must be registered to vote. Your proxy can only be an appointed proxy for two people per poll.
Voting by emergency proxy
The deadline to apply for an emergency proxy for the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners election on 6 May 2021 is 5pm on 6 May 2021.
If you require any further information regarding emergency proxies, please contact Electoral Services on 01723 232309. For any other queries please ring 01723 232323.
Where to send your form
You can send your completed application to vote by post or proxy:
- By email as attachment to email@example.com
- By post to Electoral Services, Scarborough Borough Council, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG
In addition to our own Privacy Notice:
To verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pension and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more information about this here: https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/privacy.