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 proxy vote

Voting by proxy allows you to appoint someone to vote on your behalf.

UK Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 4 July 2024 

The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy in the U.K Parliamentary General Election is Wednesday 26 June at 5pm.

Appointing your proxy

The person you appoint as proxy must be:

Someone can only be appointed as a proxy for up to 4 electors, of which no more than 2 can be based in the U.K. 

Apply online

The quickest way to apply to vote by proxy is online through gov.uk.

Apply for a proxy vote

You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number, as well as submitting a photograph of your signature. If you do not have a National Insurance number, you can provide a different kind of evidence of your identity.

Get a paper proxy voting application form sent to you

If you cannot apply online, you can ask for a paper proxy voting application form to be sent to you. We’ll send a freepost reply envelope for you to return your completed form in.