How to vote - Vote by proxy

Voting by Proxy means appointing someone else to vote on your behalf.  All you need to do is fill in a proxy vote application form. This is available for various reasons, for example if you are away on holiday, working away from home or if you are a student. 

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH

Completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to

If you find that you are able to vote in person at your polling station on polling day, you can still do this but only if you go to the polling station before your proxy does.  

From May 2023, electors acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to confirm their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper at a polling station. 

Vote by postal proxy 

If your proxy can't get to the polling station, they can apply to vote for you by post. They must contact the Elections Unit at Bassetlaw District Council for more details and to request a further application form.



Last Updated on Thursday, May 11, 2023