Alternatively, you can contact electoral services on 01925 442184 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you an application form.
You can ask for someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station. This is called voting by proxy. If you want to vote by proxy you will need to provide a reason why you aren't able to get to the polling station yourself.
It is possible to have a permanent proxy vote for reasons of a disability or employment. However, your application must be certified through a third party, such as your employer or doctor.
Proxy votes can be done at a polling station or by post.
An elector may appoint an emergency proxy at an election up to 5pm on polling day in the following circumstances:
- in the case of a medical condition (including having to self-isolate due to Covid-19), illness or disability arising after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications
- if they are a mental health patient detained under civil powers
- if their occupation, service or employment means they cannot go to the polling station in person and they became aware of this after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications
Proxy voting on the grounds of coronavirus
If you cannot attend the polling station as a result of following coronavirus advice including the need to self-isolate, you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. You will need to complete a proxy application and make sure that this reaches our office by 5pm on the day of poll
If your nominated proxy is unable to attend the polling station due to following coronavirus advice, including the need to self-isolate you may change the person who you have appointed. You will need to complete a new application for proxy and ensure that this reaches our office by 5pm on the day of poll.