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Postal votes sent out for Thursday 2 May elections

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Ballot papers are being sent out to postal voters for local elections on Thursday 2 May in St Albans District

More than 20,000 postal vote packs for people registered to vote by post are to be issued over the next week.

Elections take place on Thursday 2 May for the Herts Police and Crime Commissioner and 21 of the 56 seats on St Albans City and District Council.

Amanda Foley, the District’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:

I would ask postal voters to keep an eye out for the packs which are being delivered to them.

They should follow the instructions that include putting their date of birth and signature on the postal voting statement. This statement is kept separately from the ballot papers so their vote is always kept secret.

Completed ballot papers and postal vote statements should be placed in the pre-paid addressed envelope and returned to the District Council by 10pm on election day.

If you have a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station.

There are no District Council elections in the Redbourn and Colney Heath wards this year. Voting for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, though, is county-wide. 

Details of candidates who are standing and further information about the elections are available here.

Further postal vote information

If you miss the post, you can hand in your completed postal vote pack at the Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, during office hours or to any polling station in the electoral area between 7am and 10pm on the day of the elections. 

You can also hand in the postal votes of up to five other people.

Anybody returning completed postal vote packs by hand must complete a short form.

New restrictions also apply to the handling of postal votes by campaigners. Further information is available here.  

If you have not received your postal vote by Friday 26 April, contact the Electoral Services team on or 01727 819294.

If you lose your postal vote or make a mistake, please contact the team as a replacement can only be issued before 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

  • NOTE: Information about approved voter ID is available here.

Contact for the media:
John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer: 01727-819533;