Postal and Proxy Voting
If you can't go to your Polling Station on election day, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.
You are welcome to apply for a postal vote if you are unable to go to your Polling Station on election day, or simply if you prefer to vote by post.
The deadline for receipt of postal vote applications is eleven working days before the day of an election.
You are welcome to vote by proxy if you are unable to go to your Polling Station on Election day for reasons which satisfy the relevant criteria set out in the Regulations.
- If you have a permanent physical incapacity, are registered blind or receive the higher rate of mobility component of the disability living allowance for a physical disability you are eligible for a permanent proxy vote. The form requires the declaration that the information is correct from a doctor, nurse or warden of a home.
- If your work frequently takes you overseas.
- If you will be on holiday when the election is taking place.
- If you have moved house since you registered and are unable to go to your old polling station.
- If you are working during all hours of voting, for example as a member of the election staff.
A proxy is someone who will go to the polling station and vote with your authority on your behalf. The person acting as the proxy voter must be eligible to vote in the election themselves in order to act on behalf of another person.
Further advice is available from the Electoral Services Office.
Electoral Services Office
Stevenage Borough Council