Anyone who applied after that date should receive the forms by the middle of next week. The deadline for postal vote applications (20 April) has now passed but you can apply for a proxy vote until 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
If you lose or don't receive a postal vote having applied before the 20 April deadline you should contact the Election Helpline on 01629 7613350 from 29 April to arrange for a replacement postal ballot pack to be issued.
For postal votes to be counted, voters must fill in and return the postal voting statement with their ballot papers. In order for the statement to be accepted, voters must fill in the date of birth and signature boxes. Any votes received without this will not be counted, unless the voter has already been granted a waiver.
When voters are completing the ballot packs, they should vote for 1 candidate in the County Council election and District ward council elections. They can vote for a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner election. Voters in Winster can vote for up to five candidates on the ballot paper for Winster Parish Council. If voters are in any doubt they should follow the instructions at the top of the ballot paper(s) that they have received.
Postal votes must be received by 10pm on Thursday 6 May. If voters don’t manage to get them into the post, then they can hand it in at the Town Hall in Matlock or at their local polling station on Thursday 6 May and it will still be counted.