You can apply for somebody to vote on your behalf, also known as a proxy.

The person you appoint as proxy must be 18 or over and be registered to vote.

When applying via proxy you must provide a reason.

You can apply for a proxy if:

  • You are unable to go to the polling station
  • You are British citizen living overseas
  • Your employment means you cannot go the polling station on polling day
  • You are a member of the armed forces
  • You have a physical condition that means you cannot go to the polling station on polling day

A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.

How to apply

Download and fill in the relevant form.

Apply to vote by proxy
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