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Voting by proxy

How to register for a proxy vote

Vote by proxy

If you can't go to the polling station in person and have not requested a postal vote, you can ask to vote by proxy. 

This means that you'll nominate someone else to vote on your behalf for a particular election. You'll need to complete a temporary proxy vote application form. You can find this at the bottom of this page. 

The person you nominate must be willing and eligible to vote. When voting, they must vote for the candidate(s) or option(s) you want.

Postal proxy voting

If your proxy can't attend your polling station in person for any reason on the day of the election, they can apply to vote by post. To apply for a postal proxy, the proxy will need to complete a postal proxy application form. You can request an application form by calling us on 01553 616773.

If your proxy has been allocated a postal proxy, you won't be able to vote at the polling station, even if your proxy has not yet voted.

Please note, to apply for a proxy vote, a postal proxy, or to be appointed as a proxy, you must have registered to vote under the new Individual Electoral Registration (IER). Visit our register to vote page to find out how to register.