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I cannot get to a polling station, how can I vote?

If you cannot get to the polling station you can apply for a postal or proxy vote, subject to submitting an application form before the deadlines.


Deadline to apply for a postal vote - 11 working days before date of Poll

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote - 6 working days before date of Poll

Emergency Proxy

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy, to allow someone you trust to vote on your behalf at your polling station. This must be due to reasons that you weren't aware of before the Proxy Voting deadline (6 working days before the day of Poll).

You may be able to request an emergency proxy if one of the following applies:

You have a medical emergency

You are away for work

 You are self-isolating due to COVID-19

Please download and complete the relevant application form from the links above and return to Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Stroud, GL5 4UB or send a clear scan or photo of the completed form by email to The completed application form needs to be returned by 5pm on the day of Poll.


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