Postal and proxy votes

Proxy votes

A proxy vote is where you nominate someone else to vote on your behalf.

You can only apply for a proxy vote if you have registered to vote.

You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:

  • being away on polling day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of work or military service

You can find out about voting by proxy  on GOV.UK. You can’t apply for a proxy vote on GOV.UK. You can only apply through us.

Apply for a Proxy vote

To apply for a proxy vote you must complete an application form by either:

 1 If you have a printer Download a proxy vote application form

2 If you do not have a printer Ask us to send a proxy vote application form We will post the form to you as soon as we receive your request.

Once you have received your proxy vote application form you will need to complete it and either Upload your proxy vote application, or post the form to us.

We must receive your proxy vote application at least six working days before an election, so that we can issue your proxy vote.

If you become ill after this time, you can still apply for a proxy vote until 5pm on polling day.

We will send details to your proxy on how they can cast your vote.

Once we have set your proxy vote up, you can still vote yourself. You can't vote if your proxy has already voted for you.

We will send you and your proxy a confirmation letter when we have set up your proxy vote.

If you are a proxy we will send you instructions about how and where to vote. You will have to vote at the polling station of the person you are a proxy for.

You can only be a proxy for close relatives and up to two other people.


Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525