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, in some circumstances you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on election day.

Applications for emergency proxy votes will be considered:

  • In the case of a medical condition, illness or disability arising after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications.
  • If the person is a mental health patient detained under civil powers (i.e. who are not detained offenders).
  • If a person’s occupation, service or employment means they cannot go to the polling station in person and they became aware of this fact after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications.

If you have any questions about emergency proxy votes, email our elections team or call 01543 308125.

You can also write to or visit the team at:

Elections team, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6YU