Voting by proxy (asking someone to vote on your behalf)
If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.
Who can act as a proxy
You can ask anyone to act as your proxy, as long as they’re:
- registered to vote
- allowed to vote in the same type of election.
You can be a proxy for 2 people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives.
Apply for a proxy vote
Usually, you need to apply for a proxy vote at least 6 working days before election day.
You will need to download and complete a form to apply to vote by proxy. There are different forms depending on the reason that you need a proxy vote.
Application forms can be sent by: