Vote by proxy

Emergency proxy votes

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on the sixth working day before an election.

However, if you are taken ill or get unexpected work commitments after the deadline for applying for a proxy vote for an election which prevents you from attending the polling station on polling day, you can appoint someone to vote for you. You will need a doctor or employer to support your application.

This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

You can download the following forms:

These applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.

Completed applications must be sent to and reach us before 5pm. 

To find out more or for help, please phone the helpline on 01543 308125 or email our elections team.