Voter ID and Elections Act 2022

Find out how the Elections Act 2022 will affect you.

Postal and proxy voting

Future changes will enable voters to apply for a postal or proxy vote online and identity checks will be carried out when making an application.

New and existing postal voters will be required to make a fresh application every three years.

Proxy voters (a trusted person who is appointed to vote on someone’s behalf) will only be able to act as a proxy for two people, regardless of their relationship.

Additionally, the number of postal votes an individual can hand in at a polling station will be limited and political parties and campaigners will be banned from handling completed postal votes.