When voting by proxy, you nominate someone to vote on your behalf.  You can apply for a proxy vote as long as you are on the Register of Electors.

Anyone can be your proxy but they must be eligible to vote in UK elections and they must be willing to vote on your behalf.

When you apply for a proxy vote you have to provide a reason, this could include:

  • You are unable to go to the polling station for one particular election, for example, if you are away on holiday
  • 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
  • You are a crown servant or a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

You can obtain a proxy vote application form from the Electoral Registration Officer. Alternatively, you can download an application form below:-

Application form to vote by Proxy at a particular election (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

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Last updated: Fri 24 April, 2015 @ 10:36