Emergency proxy voting

You can still apply to vote by emergency proxy if after 5pm six working days before an election you have a personal medical or employment emergency that means that you will not be able to attend your designated Polling Station to vote.

How do I apply for an emergency proxy vote?

Complete the relevant application forms on www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

For each application the form will need to be attested by the relevant person outlined on the form.

An application for an emergency proxy vote must be received in the Electoral Services Office by 5pm on the day of the election.

When you appoint an emergency proxy you will need to tell them how you want them to vote on your behalf and they will need to be able to attend your designated Polling Station to be able to cast your vote.

How does my proxy vote on my behalf?

We will confirm receipt of your application in writing. Due to the applications being received near the day of poll, it may not always be practical to be able to contact your proxy. If you can provide an email address for your proxy this would be useful for us to be able to contact them.

Your proxy does not need any correspondence or identification to be able to vote on your behalf. They need to tell the Polling Station staff that they are an emergency proxy and the name and address of the person they are acting as a proxy for.