Vote by proxy

Emergency proxy votes

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on the sixth working day before an election – which is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 for the polls taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, in some circumstances you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on election day. This means that if after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 you are unable to vote in person because you –

  • Have a medical emergency, including self-isolating because of coronavirus, or
  • Learn you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons

then you can apply to vote by proxy. 

Completed applications must reach us before 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. To find out how to apply for an emergency proxy vote, phone the helpline on 01543 308125 or email our Elections team.