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Apply to vote by proxy if you're living overseas

If you're a British citizen living overseas, then you can apply to vote by proxy for a particular election or referendum.

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Application to vote by proxy for a British citizen living overseas

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Application to vote by proxy for a British citizen living overseas (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 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Information added to explain that it's now too late to apply by poxy for the 3 May elections.
  2. First published.