I have received a number of enquiries from constituents about postal votes. Here is some advice on what to do.

If you do not have your postal vote, contact Glasgow City Council (election office) on 0141 287 4444. They can re-issue your paper.

The latest advice from Glasgow City Council is available at https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/9645/POSTAL-VOTE-UPDATE-2-JULY


Not received your ballot, and you are away on holiday / not at home

While Glasgow City Council can still re-issue the ballot paper, you need to be able to receive it. 

You can not apply for a proxy vote.

At the time of writing, there is no option available for you to vote, and it would require a change in the law by the UK Government. 


Not received your ballot, and you are still in Glasgow

Contact Glasgow City Council on 0141 287 4444 (Lines open 9am-5pm)

While you can still choose to have the replacement ballot mailed to you, the Council now strongly recommend that you collect it from the City Chambers. You should call in advance

You will be able to take the postal pack away with you, but a private space will be available where you can fill in the ballot paper and postal vote paperwork and return them both there and then.

The last date - by law - that a postal vote can be re-issued is 5pm on 4th July.


Returning your ballot paper

You can still return your ballot paper by post, but this might not get there in time. You can return it to

  • The City Chambers, 40 John Street

  • Your local polling station

There are a few things you need to know if you do this:

  • Hand it to the polling station staff; do not put it in the ballot box.
  • You do not need a photo ID,
  • You are required by law to fill out a brief form.
  • Anyone can return the completed envelope on your behalf, up to a maximum of 5 envelopes.

Sorry, you can not ask one of the candidates or campaigners from a political parties to take it back for you. By law, we are not allowed to.

For more information about the elections, visit https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/elections

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