Postal and Proxy Voting
Anyone can apply for a postal vote for all elections. The cut-off time for requesting a postal vote is 5pm – 11 working days before the day of the election. Ballot papers will be sent to you no later than 9 working days before polling day.
Please download our Application to vote by post form.
The ballot paper can be sent to:
- Your home address
- Any address where you will be staying on the day of the election
Postal votes cannot be sent until after the nomination process has closed and ballot papers have been printed. Postal votes will arrive no earlier than twelve working days before polling day.
If you are abroad – and outside Europe – you may not have enough time to send back your ballot paper before the election. It may be better to use a proxy vote. See below for more information.
Proxy voting is sending someone to the polling station to vote on your behalf.
Please fill in the Proxy vote application form for more details of how to do this.
The cut-off time for requesting a proxy vote is 5pm – 6 working days before polling day.
To appoint an emergency proxy after this deadline – please contact us using the information below
In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the poll.