Proxy voting

Who can be a proxy voter

Someone can be your proxy if they're:

  • 18 or over 
  • Registered to vote
  • Able to get to your polling station on polling day
  • Eligible to vote in the election

Your proxy does not have to be related to you.

At the same election, someone can only be a proxy for their close relatives, plus 2 other people. 

What your proxy needs to do on polling day

The person you have appointed as your proxy will need to go to your polling station to cast your vote. You'll need to tell your proxy who you would like to vote for.

They will receive a proxy poll card telling them where and when to cast your vote for you.

You can still vote in person if you have a proxy vote but only if your proxy has not voted for you yet.