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Deadline approaching for postal vote application forms

If you are registered to vote in Wales and want to vote by post on 6 May 2021 in the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections, or the local authority by-election in Nantymoel, you must submit a postal vote application form that is received by your local Electoral Registration Office before 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

Postal vote applications forms need to be sent to Electoral Registration Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council, Electoral Services, Chief Executive’s Directorate, Civic Offices, Angel Street, CF31 4WB.

Your ballot paper will then be sent to you in the post. Make sure you return your postal vote so that it arrives by the close of poll, otherwise it will not be counted. A Freepost envelope is included in your postal ballot pack. If it is too late to send your vote back by post, you can hand it in on polling day to the elections office at your council, or drop it off at certain polling stations.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you do not want to vote in person at a polling station. However, you must be registered and eligible to vote.

If you are not already registered to vote, you must register before applying for a postal vote. The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on 19 April, 12 working days before the poll. Register to vote online at

Registering to vote is quick and easy, usually taking about five minutes. It makes sure you’re able to use your voice on election day, to decide who you want making decisions that affect your part of Wales.

If you’re unsure whether you’re registered, please contact The Electoral Office at Bridgend County Borough Council by emailing or calling 01656 643116.

Also if you’ve registered online, check your email inbox and junk folder in case we’ve asked you for further evidence.

If you are registered to vote, you will receive a poll card before the election which states where your polling station is. You do not need to re-register for every election, unless your address has changed. Polling hours are 7am to 10pm.

Young people aged 14 and 15 are now able to register to vote and 16 and 17 year olds can now vote in Welsh Parliament (Senedd) elections.

Young people can find out everything they need to know about registering and voting on the Electoral Commission website. (External link - Opens in a new tab or window) 


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