Voting by proxy

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.

Application forms can be sent:   

Page last updated: 07 October 2019
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