Voting by proxy
General election 2019
The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on 4 December 2019.
Apply for a proxy vote
You can arrange a proxy for an indefinite period and you can apply at any time - you do not have to wait for an election to be announced.
You should download an application form (yourvotematters website) and submit your application:
- By email to email@example.com
- By post, or
- In person at the Customer Centre at the Town Hall
If you are returning your application close to a deadline, you should send a clear, scanned version by email to ensure it reaches us on time.
You are required to provide your:
- Date of birth
- Reason for requesting a proxy vote
This information is required by law and for the security of your postal vote, and your application will not be accepted without it.
Problems providing a signature
You may not be required to provide a signature if:
- You are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive way because of a disability
- You are unable to read or write
Apply for postal proxy
If your proxy wants your ballot paper posted to them, they will need to apply for a postal proxy vote.
To do this, they must complete and submit an application for a proxy to vote by post , which requires your proxy’s signature and date of birth.
If we do not receive a valid postal proxy application (by 5pm, 11 working days before an election), your proxy will have to attend your polling station on election day to vote on your behalf.
Apply for emergency proxy vote
You can apply for an emergency proxy vote if you become aware of a reason why you cannot vote in person after the deadline to vote by proxy.
- Emergency proxy for a disability (yourvotematters website)
- Emergency proxy for occupation, service or employment (yourvotematters website)
Absent Vote Signature Refresh
If you have been asked to provide updated personal identifiers for your postal or proxy vote, further information is available from Postal/Proxy Vote Signature Refresh.