Proxy Vote - Appoint Someone To Vote On Your Behalf
If you can't vote in person, one option is to cast your vote by proxy - this means getting someone else to vote on your behalf.
You can apply to appoint somebody as proxy to vote on your behalf permanently if:
- you have a physical incapacity
- you are an overseas voter
- you are a Crown Servant or a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces
- your employment or studying means that you are unable to go to a polling station on the day of an election
You can apply to appoint somebody as proxy to vote on your behalf in a single election if:
- you are unable to go to a polling station for a particular election, for example because you are away on holiday.
PLEASE NOTE: You must tell the person you appoint as proxy to vote on your behalf which candidate(s) you wish to vote for.
The person you appoint as proxy to vote on your behalf
The person you wish to appoint as proxy to vote on your behalf:
- must be 18 years of age or older
- must be eligible to vote in the election or referendum
- must be registered to vote in the UK.
The person you wish to appoint as proxy to vote on your behalf cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.
If the person you wish to appoint as proxy to vote on your behalf cannot attend your registered polling station on election day, they can apply to cast your vote by means of a postal vote.
To find out everything you need to know about voting by proxy visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Proxy
To apply for a proxy vote
To download a proxy vote application form, visit: Electoral Commission - Voting by Proxy
All completed proxy vote application forms should be returned to:
The Electoral Registration Office
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
Essex SS14 1DL
To apply for an emergency Proxy Vote
If you are unable to vote in person on grounds of a medical emergency or for work/service reasons, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote.
The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on the day of the deadline to apply for a proxy vote.
To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on day of the deadline to apply for a proxy vote.
Completed applications for an emergency proxy vote must be submitted to the Electoral Registration Office at Basildon Borough Council before 5pm on the election polling day.
To download an emergency proxy vote application form, visit: Your Vote Matters - Voting by Proxy
Further information and enquiries
- For further information and enquiries please contact the Electoral Services Team, see contact details below...