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Voting by Post

Anyone can have a postal vote.
Many people are now applying for postal votes and it means your vote can be cast weeks before polling day and you won’t have to produce a Photo ID at a polling station on election day.
Applying to vote by post is easy.
Contact Barnsley Electoral Services on 01226 773070 and ask for one of the new forms, fill it in and then send it to:

Electoral Services, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

When the next election comes around, you will receive your ballot paper by post and then you have a couple of weeks to vote from the safety and comfort of your own home.

If you dont have a postal vote, please note that this year there will be a requirement to bring Photo I.D. with you if you are voting in person at a polling station.
The main acceptable forms of ID are:
passport, photocard driving license, old/disabled persons bus pass and disabled persons blue badge.
The ID doesn't have to be in date (expired passports etc are acceptable) but they must have a recognisable photo.
People who don't have an acceptable form of ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate here that will be accepted in the polling station but they must do so at least six days before the poll.
ID cards such as those issued by Barnsley College are NOT acceptable but  the P.A.S.S. proof of age card is and can be applied for here (
promo code FREEVOTERID)

Turnout in local elections is generally quite low so a single vote can make all the difference.
After every election we hear from people who planned to vote but couldn't in the end because something came up on the day.

Make sure your voice is heard!

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