Make sure your postal vote is counted!

Receipt of postal votes

All postal voters should now have received their postal voting packs. If your postal voting pack has not yet arrived, a replacement can be obtained from the Elections Office from tomorrow (Friday, 28 June) until 5pm on polling day. Please note you will be required to show some proof of identity. You can contact the Elections Office to arrange this by calling 01720 424545 or by emailing

Return of postal votes

If you have not yet returned your postal vote, please bear in mind that postal votes sent back via Royal Mail need to be received at the Truro return address by 10pm on polling day in order to be counted. If you're not sure whether your postal vote will reach the Truro address in time, you can hand deliver your postal vote on the islands:

  • to a member of reception staff at St Mary’s Library or Carn Gwaval during office hours in the lead up to polling day or on polling day itself; or
  • to a member of polling station staff at any of the island polling stations on polling day.

Postal votes which are hand delivered on the islands will definitely be counted as long as they are handed in by 10pm on polling day.

When hand delivering a postal vote, you must complete a postal vote return form. The member of reception staff or polling station staff will provide you with this form. If you leave a postal vote without completing the form, the postal vote will be rejected.

You can only hand in your own postal vote plus a maximum of five for other electors. If you are a political campaigner, the other electors must be close relatives or people for whom you provide regular care. The maximum of five applies to the election as a whole, not to each individual visit to hand in postal votes.

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Publishing date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2024