Getting someone to vote for you

You can apply for someone to vote on your behalf (by proxy).

 You can get someone to vote for you if you're already registered to vote and you:

  • are blind or otherwise physically incapacitated
  • or your spouse would be prevented from voting in person due to work or if you are studying at college or university
  • are abroad on holiday

The person you appoint should be someone you trust to vote the way you want to.

Apart from close members of your family, a person can't vote on the behalf of more than two people at any one time.

Apply for someone to vote on your behalf

Complete the Proxy Vote Application Form and upload it to apply for someone to vote on your behalf.

The deadline to apply is 5pm, 6 working days before an election.

Carefully read the notes that accompany the application form to find out if you need to get someone to support your application and who can do it.

If you're already registered to vote by post and want to change to someone voting on your behalf, you will need to cancel your postal vote first.

Voting by post

If the person voting on your behalf can't attend your polling station in person on election day, they can apply to vote by post.

This application must be received no later than 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

Cancel someone voting on your behalf

If someone is voting on your behalf and you want to cancel this in time for an election, you will need to do so no later than 11 working days before the election.

Cancel someone voting on your behalf

All cancellations are acknowledged and confirmed to both you and the person who was going to vote on your behalf.