Proxy voting - appointing someone to vote on your behalf

If you can't vote yourself, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf, as a proxy.

You can apply for a proxy vote depending on your circumstances. The only requirement is that you and the person you wish to appoint as proxy, must be registered to vote.

Borough and Parish Elections - Thursday 2 May 2019

The deadline to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf is 5pm 24 April. Please download and print an application form to apply.

Please note, anyone who is appointed to vote on someone else's behalf must attend the normal polling station for the person for whom they are voting, unless they apply to vote by proxy by post before the postal application deadline on 15 April 2019.

If you have been taken ill, or called away on business, after 5pm 24 April 2019, you may be eligible to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf, on an emergency basis. You must contact the elections team to organise this.

Applying for a single election?

If you are applying for a single election, you simply need to complete the first page of the form. You do not need to get anyone to support your application.

Long-term applications

Unless you are registered blind, you may have to get someone to support your application to confirm that you have a valid reason for applying to vote by proxy. Page two of the application form gives full details on who can support the application.

More information

Full details are included on the application form, but if you are still unsure please contact the Electoral Services Team via email or via phone on 01483 523116.

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 23/04/2019 12:24

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