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Apply to vote by proxy at a particular election or referendum

If you aren’t able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you in a particular election or referendum.

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Application to vote by proxy at a particular election or referendum

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Application to vote by proxy at a particular election or referendum (Welsh)

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Before you apply

You can ask anyone to act as your proxy, as long as they are registered to vote and it’s for a type of election they’re allowed to vote in.

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

There are different forms, depending on why you can’t get to the polling station. Make sure you complete the right one.

Where to send your form

Send the completed form to your local Electoral Registration Office.

Published 1 March 2017
Last updated 27 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. You can no longer apply to register to vote by proxy for the polls on 6 May 2021. You can still apply for an emergency proxy subject to certain criteria.

  2. Updated to include new forms.

  3. If you are registered to vote and want to vote by proxy in the 6 May 2021 elections, you must submit a proxy vote application form that is received by your local Electoral Registration Office before 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

  4. Application forms to vote by proxy have been updated.

  5. Forms updated with new data protection guidance.

  6. Information added to explain that it's now too late to apply by poxy for the 3 May elections.

  7. First published.