Voting by post or proxy

Voting by post means we will send you a posting voting pack so you can complete your ballot paper at home and return it in the post when elections take place. Voting by proxy means someone you trust voting on your behalf.

Apply for a new postal proxy vote

5pm on the 11th working day before polling day is the deadline to:

  • submit your application to vote by postal proxy at a particular election
  • cancel or make any changes to your voting method, if you have an existing postal proxy vote

UK Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 4 July 2024 

If you have been appointed as a proxy and you want to apply for a new postal proxy vote at this election, we must receive your completed application by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

This is also the deadline for making changes to existing postal and proxy votes.

Submitting your application form

Before you submit your application form, make sure you've included your:

  • full name
  • address for ballot papers to be sent to
  • date of birth
  • signature

This information is required by law and for the security of your postal proxy vote. Your application will not be valid without it.

If you cannot give a consistent signature, the Electoral Registration Officer may be able to grant a waiver for this requirement. Please contact us if you need to apply for a waiver.

Download and submit your postal proxy vote application form

Once you've downloaded and completed your postal proxy vote application form, you need to return to this page and submit it using the button at the bottom of the page.

Download a postal proxy vote application form

Submit a postal proxy vote application

Submit a postal proxy vote application form