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Vote by proxy

If you are unable to visit the polling station and you do not want to vote by post, you can appoint someone to vote as your proxy at your polling station.

Both you and your proxy must be registered to vote.

The easiest way to apply for a proxy vote is online:

If you cannot apply online, then fill out the application form below and return it to us by post or email to

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is normally six working days before an election. However, if you have a medical emergency six days before election day or after, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy if the emergency means that you cannot go to the polling station in person.

You can also apply for a proxy vote for a longer period. Please contact the Electoral Services helpline on 01462 474503 for an application to vote by proxy long term.

Proxy vote by post

If your proxy does not live in the area, they may have a proxy vote by post - a postal proxy. The deadline for this is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

Please call the Electoral Services helpline on 01462 474503 for more information or a postal proxy application form.