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Voting by proxy is where you nominate someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You may wish to do this if you are going to be away on polling day and voting by post is not a suitable option.

Your nominated proxy has to vote at your normal polling station so you must make sure that they are available on polling day.

If you will be on holiday or out of the country, we would strongly recommend that you nominate a proxy.


Application form to vote by proxy - The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for any upcoming elections is no later than 5pm 6 working days before the date of poll.


You must print out the application and complete by hand. Then scan this back to or post to the address below. We cannot accept a form with an electronic signature.


Emergency Proxy

Emergency Proxy deadline - 5pm on the day of poll

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 deadline.

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

- Voter ID

Please contact us to request a copy of the specific emergency proxy form that you require by emailing us at or phoning 01453 74886. The completed application form needs to be returned by 5pm on the day of poll.



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