You can get someone else to vote on your behalf - by proxy - but you need to request this by completing the form attached or contacting Electoral Services on 0116 2527110 Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply for a proxy vote, if you are unable to go to the polling station because:
- you will be away on holiday
- you have a physical condition that prevents you leaving your home
- you cannot leave your place of employment on election day
- your attendance on an educational course prevents you leaving your college or university on election day
- you are a British citizen living overseas
- you are a crown servant or member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
There are two types of proxy voting.
Permanent proxy voting, available on the grounds of health, employment or full time education commitments.
Temporary proxy voting is available to all registered electors.
When can I apply to vote by proxy?
The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is normally two weeks before an election.
However, if you have a medical emergency in the run up to or on election day, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy if you cannot go to the polling station yourself.
Who can vote on my behalf?
Anyone can be your proxy as long as they are eligible to vote in UK elections and they are willing to vote on your behalf.
I've been asked to be proxy voter
You cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election, unless they are a close relative.
Find out more on proxy voting by calling us on 0116 2527110 Or email us at email@example.com.
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