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Absent voting - postal or proxy

Apply for a postal vote

If your name appears on the electoral register, you can apply to vote by post at any time, for a specific election or for all elections.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the elections on 6 May 2021 is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April

Download a postal vote application form, complete and return a scanned copy to: electoralservices@waverley.gov.uk or return via post to Electoral Services, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR

Apply for a postal vote

A few points to bear in mind about postal voting

  • When your postal ballot paper has been issued, you will not be able to vote at the polling station.
  • You must return your postal ballot paper(s) by 10pm on polling day. If received after this time, your vote won't be counted.
  • If you move or change your name you will need to complete a new postal vote application form.

Apply for a proxy vote

If your name appears on the electoral register and you can’t vote yourself, you can appoint a proxy (someone to vote on your behalf).

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the elections on 6 May 2021 is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

To apply for a proxy vote:

  • The person you appoint, must be eligible and registered to vote.
  • You can apply for a single election or referendum.
  • If you have a disability;
  • If you are away from home due to education or employment, an Overseas Voter, a Crown Servant or serving in the armed services, you can apply for a long-term proxy.
  • A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative

Download and complete a proxy vote application form and return a scanned copy to electoralservices@waverley.gov.uk or return via post to Electoral Services, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR

Apply for a proxy vote

Full details are included on the application form, but if you are still unsure please contact the Electoral Services team via email electoralservices@waverley.gov.uk or via phone on 01483 523116.