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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 the elections on 6 May 2021 is Tuesday 27 April at 5pm


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 Thursday 6 May 2021

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 27 April at 5pm.

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 Thursday 6 May.


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