Save time, do it online: Pay Apply Report

Proxy voting

Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.

Only electors who are (or are applying to be) registered individually are entitled to apply to vote by proxy and in addition, the person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 and are (or are applying to be) included on the Register of Electors. You cannot appoint a proxy that is not IER registered.

A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.

If you apply for a proxy vote for a particular election you do not need anyone to support your application but you do need to give a reason, for example: holidays, illness, employment.

If you wish to have a proxy vote for a specific period of time or indefinitely, you need to give the reason and ask someone, for example: your doctor, nurse or employer, to sign your application.

As a result of new legislation, all proxy vote applicants must supply their signature and date of birth in specific boxes on the application form.

Requesting a proxy vote application form

The proxy vote application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April to vote in Cumbria County Council election.

For a proxy vote to vote in the General election the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May. We can only accept applications from Eden residents. If you live in another local authority area please apply to them for a postal vote.

Personalised form to speed up your application

In the first instance please contact the Elections Office who can provide a form pre-printed with your name and address and which is barcoded to assist the team when returned.

For more information about voting by proxy

Go to Voting by Proxy on About my vote website.