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Postal voting

May 4th elections

Information on postal voting for the Madrid parliamentary elections to be held on May 4th 2021.

Purely informative information taken from general election legislation. 

  • Postal vote application

    In person at a Correos office

    You can request an application form at any Correos office or complete one on the website of the Electoral Registration Office and then print the necessary number of copies and take them to an office.

  • Postal vote application

    Online

    Online application for a postal vote, by means of an electronic signature, through the website www.correos.es. You will need to fill out a form that can be submitted electronically without having to go to an office.

  • Shipping number

    Voting documents

    Voters who have applied to vote by post can check the status of the sending of the documentation at the electronic headquarters of the Electoral Census Office by providing their ID (National Identity Document or passport) and date of birth.

Shipment tracker

You can track your mail through the shipment tracker on our website.

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Voters in Spain

Deadlines for postal voting

From March 11th to April 24th

  • Postal vote application.

From April 14th to  April 27th

  • The Electoral Census Office sends the documentation, which will be delivered to the voter by Correos before the deadline for voting on April 30th.

Until April 30th

 

  • Voters will send their postal votes.

Information on electoral legislation

  1. Applying for a postal vote at a Correos office
    • Postal vote application forms will be available to voters at post offices throughout Spain.

    • Complete the official postal vote application form and take it to any Correos office.

    • The voter must show his or her DNI (a copy of a DNI renewal in progress form is not valid), driving licence or passport to verify his or her identity and signature.

    • Presentation of expired documents will be accepted, but they must be originals, and under no circumstances photocopies.

  2. Online voting request by mail
    • The voter may make his request to vote by mail, by electronic signature, through the website www.correos.es

    • You must fill out a form that can be delivered electronically without having to go to an office.

  3. Delivery of electoral information
    • The necessary voting information will be sent to voters by registered mail.

    • The information will always be delivered personally to the applicant at the address indicated on the application form.

    • After two failed delivery attempts at the address provided, notification of arrival will be left at the address so that the applicant can collect the item from the post office indicated.

  4. Sending the vote
    • The voter must take the envelope addressed to the polling station containing the certificates of registration on the electoral roll and voting, including the ballot paper, to any post office in Spain.

    • Alternatively, if they so desire, the voter has the option of delivering the envelope addressed to the polling station containing the certificate of registration in the electoral census and the certificate of voting, which will include the ballot paper, to the postal worker at the time they receive their electoral documentation at home, in exchange for a receipt certifying the submission of the vote.

    • The envelope will be processed free of charge as registered express mail at any post office in Spain.

  5. Persons with functional diversity
    • All persons with disabilities who are over 18 years of age may exercise their right to vote actively, consciously, freely and voluntarily, whatever their form of communicating and with the means of support required.

  6. In case of illness or disability that prevents the personal formulation of the voting application
    • The voter must prove the illness or disability by means of an official medical certificate that will be included with the postal vote application form.

    • This application may be made on behalf of the voter by a notary- or consular-authorised person.

    • Each voter can only be represented by one authorised person and each authorised person can only represent one voter.

    • Correos employee will collect the information presented by the representative and send it to the Electoral Registration Office.

Spanish voters temporarily abroad (E.R.T.A)

Plazos elecciones

From March 11th to April 5th

  • Postal vote application

Until April 14th (with contesting candidacies)

Until April 22nd (no contesting candidacies)

  • Voters will be sent postal voting information by the Electoral Registration Office.

Until 30th April

  • Voters will send their postal votes.

Information on electoral legislation

  1. Postal vote application
    • The application can be collected at Consular Offices or through the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (www.exteriores.gob.es)

    • The voter must be registered in the Consulate Registration Register as a non-resident. If you are not registered, you can do so at the time you collect your postal vote application form or when you return it after completion.

    • The completed application form must be submitted in person to the Consular Office or Embassy Consular Section, which will send it to the appropriate Provincial Electoral Registration Office.

  2. Delivery of electoral information
    • The Provincial Electoral Registration Office will send the necessary information by registered mail to the foreign address indicated by the voter on the application form to enable them to cast their vote.

  3. Sending the postal vote
    • Once the information has been received, voters must send their vote to the polling station by registered express mail.

Absent Resident Electoral Roll (C.E.R.A)

You can obtain information on how C.E.R.A voters can exercise their right to vote on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (www.exteriores.gob.es)

GO TO THE WEBSITE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Instructions for elections from the President

Instructions on the collaboration of the Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos in the Madrid parliamentary elections of May 4th 2021.

PRESIDENT INSTRUCTIONS