Proxy voting

If you can't vote at a polling station, or you don't want to, find out what a proxy vote is and how to apply for one.

What a proxy vote is

A proxy vote is when you nominate a trusted person to vote for you. This person then becomes your 'proxy'. They'll be able to vote for you at your polling station, or they can apply to vote as a proxy by post. If your proxy votes for you at the polling station, they'll need to have photo ID. Your proxy must be registered to vote, and eligible to vote in the same election.

How to apply

You must be registered to vote to apply for a proxy vote.

To apply for a proxy vote, download a proxy vote application form

To ask for help filling in the form, or to ask us to send you a form:

Return completed application forms to us:

Application deadlines

Proxy vote applications

Make your application for a proxy vote by 5pm, 6 working days before an election.

Change or cancel existing proxy arrangements

Change or cancel existing proxy arrangements by 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

Find the proxy application deadlines for upcoming elections in Brighton & Hove.