How to vote - Vote by proxy

Proxy voting means that if you cannot vote in person, you can have someone you trust vote on your behalf.

To vote by proxy, both you and your proxy must be registered and eligible to vote.

A proxy can vote for a maximum of 4 people. No more than 2 of those people can be domestic electors.  Domestic electors are voters who are neither overseas voters nor service voters.

You can apply online at

Alternatively if you would like a paper form please contact us on 01909 533252 or email us at

For more information on proxy voting and other ways to apply, visit

When applying for a new proxy vote, you must return your application form by 5pm, 6 working days  before the poll.

When changing or cancelling an existing postal, proxy or postal proxy vote, you must return your  application form by 5pm, 11 working days before the poll.

If you are not already registered to vote, you must apply to register before applying for a proxy vote. The deadline to register to vote is midnight, 12 working days before the poll. Register to vote online at:

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.



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024