If you are unable to get to the polling station on election day you can vote by post. This means that you can cast your vote a few days in advance if you’re busy on election day, or vote in your home constituency while living away at university.
Your 3 step guide to getting a postal vote:
For the May 2021 elections the deadlines are 6th April for Scotland, and 20th April for England & Wales. Your postal vote is normally sent out about a week before election day.
Remember you cannot vote twice in the same election. The exception to this rule is local elections, if you live in 2 different local authority areas (for example because you’re a student), you may be able to vote in both areas.