Don’t miss your right to vote

Published on 10th April 2012

voting form with pencil

Cheltenham residents wishing to have a postal vote for the elections on 3 May must return their application forms by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.

This cut-off date applies to requests for new applications for a postal vote; postal proxy vote; or to change or cancel an existing postal, postal proxy or proxy vote appointment. New application forms for a proxy vote (except for medical emergencies) must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April. A proxy vote is having someone place a vote on your behalf. 

Wednesday 18 April is also the deadline for rolling registration application forms. 

Anyone wishing to vote who is not yet registered needs to contact the council now to obtain an application form. Completed forms need to be received by 18 April.

For more information, contact the elections office either by telephone: 01242 264132, fax: 01242 264120 or email.  




The next elections are on 3 May 2012, when twenty seats (one seat in every ward) will be up for grabs.

For press enquiries, contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email