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Proxy voting

Apply for a proxy vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

Voting by proxy means you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You may wish to do this if you are going to be away on polling day, you live overseas or if 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 and present their photo ID before being presented the ballot paper to vote on your behalf. 

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

There are two different types of proxy votes

Permanent Proxy Voting

This is only available to:

  • Overseas electors
  • Service Voters
  • Reason electing to employment
  • Disability
  • Attendance at an educational course. 

The appropriate application forms can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission or posted out from Electoral Services upon request.

The application forms must be supported by a suitably qualified Indiviual as listed on the form before being submitted to elections@stroud.gov.uk, dropped off at Ebley Mill or posted to Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4UB. 

Temporary Proxy Voting

To set up a proxy for a specific election, the application form does not need to be supported by a qualified individual and the application can be made online below. You will also need to provide your national insurance number as part of this application as part of a identity check. 

Apply for a proxy vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you cannot apply online, the appropriate form can be downloaded below and returned to elections@stroud.gov.uk, dropped off at Ebley Mill or posted to Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4UB. 

Proxy Vote Application Form

Proxy Votes

You will only be able to act as a proxy for up to 2 people living in the UK (or a maximum of 4 people, with 2 people living in the UK and 2 people registered as living overseas).

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