If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

Who can act as a proxy

You can ask anyone to act as your proxy - as long as they’re registered to vote and they’re allowed to vote in the same type of election.

You can be a proxy for 2 people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives.

How to apply for a proxy vote

Usually, you need to apply for a proxy vote at least 6 working days before election day.

There’s a different form to complete depending on the reason you can’t vote yourself:

Send the completed form to your local Electoral Registration Office.