If you can’t vote in person, someone can vote for you. You can tell them who to vote for. This is called a proxy vote.

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 two people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives.

How to apply

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

Apply for a proxy vote (GOV.UK)


Contact the voting and elections team

Telephone: 01732 876022