Voting by proxy in future elections

Voting by proxy in future elections

What is a proxy vote?

If you cannot vote in person on polling day, you can ask someone to do it on your behalf. This is called voting by proxy. 

Your proxy should be someone you trust, and who knows who you want to vote for. 

Your proxy can be anyone as long as they are registered and eligible to vote in the same election. They can go to a polling station to vote, or apply to vote for you by post. 

How do I apply for a proxy vote?

To apply to vote by proxy, you need to complete a paper form giving a reason why you cannot get to your polling station and send it to your local Electoral Registration Office.