Voting by proxy

All application forms should be sent to:  

The Electoral Registration Officer
Borough of Poole
Civic Centre, Poole
Dorset  
BH15 2RU

If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

Who can act as a proxy

You can ask anyone to act as your proxy - as long as they’re registered to vote and they’re allowed to vote in the same type of election.

You can be a proxy for 2 people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives.

How to apply for a proxy vote

Usually, you need to apply for a proxy vote at least 6 working days before election day.

You will need to download and complete a form to apply to vote by proxy. There are different forms depending on the reason that you need a proxy vote.

Page last updated: 08 April 2019
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