Organisation : United Kingdom Electoral Commission
Facility Name : Apply To Vote By Proxy
Country : United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales)
Website : https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/apply-vote-proxy
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UK Electoral Commission Proxy Voting
If you’re registered as an overseas voter, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy.
Related / Similar Facility : UK Electoral Commission Voting In Person
You can also vote by proxy if you’re a service voter or a Crown servant voter from and are based overseas. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post.
Postal Proxy Vote
** If your trusted person can’t get to the polling station, they can apply to vote for you by post. This is called a postal proxy vote.
** The deadline to apply for a postal proxy vote is usually 5pm, 11 working days before the poll.
** They will need to contact the electoral services team at your local council for more details and to request a further application form.
Download The Application Form
** To apply for a proxy vote, you have to complete a form and give a reason why you can’t get to your polling station in person.
** This may be because you’re going to be on holiday, or have a physical condition which means you can’t get to your polling station on polling day.
** You will need to complete a new proxy vote application if you have moved house.
A Proxy Vote For A Specific Election
Use this form to apply for a proxy vote for a specific election. This could be because you’re on holiday or away for work for an upcoming polling day.
Download Form : https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/media/6198
A Permanent (or) Long-Term Proxy Vote:
** Use one of these forms if you won’t be able to go to the polling station for the foreseeable future, or a long period of time.
** The form you need to complete depends on the reason why you need a proxy vote.
** You are registered as an overseas voter (PDF)
** You work overseas for the British Council or as a Crown servant (PDF)
** You are serving overseas in the Armed Forces (PDF)
Help With The Form
If you’re unable to print the application form or need it in an accessible format, contact the electoral registration office for help.
Filling In Your Form
** The application form includes instructions on how to fill it in correctly.
** You will need to provide your date of birth and signature on your application form.
Where To Send Your Completed Form
** Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it, you need to send it to your electoral registration office.
** You can send your form by post. Your electoral registration office may also accept a scanned copy of your form by email, but you should check with them first.
** If you’re registered as an overseas voter and used to live in Northern Ireland, you need to send it by post to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (Opens in new window).
** If you’re a service voter or a Crown service voter and you’re from Northern Ireland, you also need to send your form by post to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (Opens in new window).
Emergency Proxy Vote
** In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can’t vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.
** This must be something that you weren’t aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.
** You have a medical emergency and intend to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary election (PDF) If you also intend to vote in another election, you should complete the form below too.
** You have a medical emergency (PDF)
** You are away for work (PDF)
** You are a Scottish prisoner serving a sentence of 12 months or less (PDF)
** You live in England and are self-isolating due to COVID-19 (PDF). This form can also be used to change your nominated proxy if they are self-isolating
** You live in Scotland and are self-isolating due to COVID-19 (PDF) This form can also be used to change your nominated proxy if they are self-isolating
** You live in Wales and are self-isolating due to COVID-19 (PDF). This form can also be used to change your nominated proxy if they are self-isolating
** These applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.