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Proxy voting

You can only have a proxy vote if you and the person who is going to vote for you are registered to vote.

What is 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 registered to vote are entitled to apply to vote by proxy. The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 and are also registered to vote.

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 permanently, you need to give the reason and ask someone, for example, your doctor, nurse or employer, to sign your application.

All proxy vote applicants must supply their signature and date of birth on the application form.

Requesting a proxy vote application form

Proxy vote application forms can be requested from the Elections Office, or can be downloaded from the About my vote website.

Completed application forms must reach the Elections Office by the deadline for the election.  Details will be published at the time.

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.

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