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Proxy Voting

You can appoint another person to vote on your behalf in person at the polling station. A person appointed to vote on behalf of another elector is known as a proxy.

When applying to vote by proxy, you must provide us with your date of birth, signature and national insurance number.

An appointed proxy must be 18 years old and older, and currently registered to vote at an address in the UK. A person can only act as a proxy to no more than four electors, with no more than two of whom are resident in the UK.

Proxy votes are available for one election (temporary) or all future elections (permanent).

To apply for a proxy at a particular election, please use the button below

To apply for a permanent proxy vote, you must satisfy one of the following must apply:

  • You have a physical condition that means you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • Your employment means that you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • Your attendance on an educational course means that you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • You are a British citizen living overseas
  • You are a crown servant or a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces

All forms require a signature to prevent fraud. If you are unable to sign due to a disability, illness, unable to sign consistently or distinctively or you are unable to read or write then please contact the Electoral Services team for assistance.

To apply for a permanent proxy vote, please use the button below

Proxy voting

  • Your proxy must go to your polling station to vote. If your proxy cannot get to the polling station, they can apply to vote for you by post
  • Your proxy will be sent a proxy poll card before the election telling them which polling station they have to go to
  • You must let your proxy know how you want them to vote on your behalf
  • If you can go to the polling station on election day, you can still vote provided your proxy has not already done so or has not applied to vote by post
Last updated 19 January 2024
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