Absent Vote Signature Refresh
Refreshing the signatures held for postal or proxy votes
We hold specimen signatures and dates of birth for everyone in West Berkshire who has an absent vote, also known as a postal or proxy vote. These are supplied as part of the original application process and used for comparison when a voter completes their postal or proxy vote at election time.
We are required to obtain a new specimen signature approximately every five years, as signatures often change over time.
The refresh of identifiers for 2023 will take place between 5 January and 16 February. If you are asked to supply a new signature, please respond promptly.