Voting by proxy is when you ask another person to vote on your behalf, either at your polling station or by post (postal proxy).
You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:
- being away on polling day
- having a medical issue or disability
- not being able to vote in person because of work or military service
You can apply to vote by proxy:
- for a single election on a specific date
- for a specific period
Who can be a proxy
You can ask anyone to act as your proxy - as long as they:
- are registered to vote
- are allowed to vote in the type of election taking place
- can vote in the polling station stated on your poll card
If they cannot get to your polling station, they'll need to contact Electoral Services to arrange to cast their proxy vote by post.
Register to vote by proxy
The quickest way to register for a proxy vote is online.