Emergency proxy votes

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can not vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy. This must be something that you was not aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline on 26 June.

You may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote if:

  • You have a medical emergency
  • You are away for work and will not be able to attend a polling station
  •  Your photo ID is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged

It is not possible to issue an emergency proxy vote when a postal vote has been lost, spoiled or not received.

Emergency proxy applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.

To apply for an emergency proxy, visit the Electoral Commission website to download the application form or visit the Council's offices to collect a form. 

You may need to provide evidence of the reason you can not vote so should make sure you have this before making an application.  Further details can be found on the forms on the Electoral Commission website.

Last updated 8 July 2024
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