Voting at the polling station, by post and by proxy
Voting by proxy
If for any reason you think you may not be able to vote in person, it may be possible to nominate someone to vote for you - that is, to vote by proxy for one election (temporary) or all future elections (permanent). You must be registered to vote before requesting a proxy vote.
How to apply?
You must apply in advance, by 5pm six working days before an election day.
Choose the proxy vote application form for the reason you cannot vote in person, from the following lists. Download the application form (PDF), print off, complete and return the form to us.
Circumstances under which you may apply for a temporary proxy vote:
Circumstances under which you may apply for a permanent proxy vote:
- You are disabled (GOV.UK): physical incapacity, registered blind
- You live overseas (GOV.UK)
- Your employment (GOV.UK) makes it consistently difficult to attend the polling station
- Your education (GOV.UK) makes it consistently difficult to attend the polling station
- You are a member of the armed forces (GOV.UK)
- You are a crown servant (GOV.UK)
Alternatively contact the Electoral Services Team and we will send you a form.
To return your completed form, you can:
- Return your form by post or in person to The Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR
- Alternatively, upload your form using our online contact form
Choosing your proxy
Your proxy must be registered and eligible to vote in the type of election concerned, but they do not need to be registered to vote with the same local authority as you.
Your proxy must be able to visit your local polling station to vote. If your proxy is unable to vote at your local polling station they must contact the Electoral Services team.
A person cannot vote as proxy for more than two voters, including yourself, unless he/she is the husband/wife, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of the voter.
How to check if you have a proxy vote
If you wish to know whether you have a proxy vote please contact the Electoral Services team on 01455 238141 and we will confirm whether your proxy vote has been set up.
How to cancel your proxy vote
If you wish to cancel your proxy vote you will need to send us a signed letter requesting that we cancel your proxy vote. This will need to be cancelled by the same deadline of applications for a proxy vote, six working days prior to an election.
Last updated: 06/03/2017 09:18