Voting by proxy

If you are unable to get to the polling station on Election Day you can also vote by proxy. A proxy vote is where you nominate someone else to vote on your behalf.

You can only apply to vote by proxy under certain circumstances including:

  • being abroad on election day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of military service.

If you wish to vote by proxy please visit the GOV.UK website via the following link and fill in a proxy vote application form GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... . You will need to provide a reason for why you are applying for a proxy vote.

In most cases, you’ll need someone to sign your application form to confirm your reasons for wanting a proxy vote. The application form will tell you who needs to sign it.

You can apply for a proxy vote at any time until 5pm, on the sixth working day before an election provided you do not have any absent voting arrangements in place. 

The deadline for amending or cancelling existing arrangements is 11 working days before an election.

If you have any questions about proxy voting or wish to apply for a permanent proxy vote please contact the elections office. 

Last reviewed: 26 - 06 - 2017

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