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Voting by proxy

The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy in the general election on Thusday 12 December has passed. However, if you cannot get to the polling station because you are called away unexpectedly for employment or have a medical emergency which you didn't know about before 5pm on 4 December, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote. Please call the elections office on 0344 980 3333 by 5pm on election day. 

Request a proxy vote

You can apply for someone to vote for you, called a ‘proxy’. Your proxy then votes at your local polling station, or they can ask to vote for you by post.

If you want to vote by proxy the law says you have to give us a reason why you cannot vote in person. You can apply for one election only, or for a longer term.

Long-term applications usually have to be supported by a doctor, employer or course tutor, depending on the reason why you are applying.

If you have a medical emergency immediately before election day you can apply for an emergency proxy vote, however this must be supported by a health professional. For more information, please contact us at

Returning your form

Please return your proxy request form to the electoral registration officer at the address below.