Vote by proxy

To be able to vote by proxy, you and your proxy must be on the electoral register.

If you're unable to vote in person you can get someone to vote for you, and tell them who to vote for. This is called a proxy vote.

You can apply for a single election, a specific election or permanently. You'll need to give a reason why you can't vote in person, such as disability or employment and your application may need to be certified by your doctor or employer. To qualify for an election we have to receive your application form by 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

Apply to vote by proxy

Return your completed application form to The Electoral Registration Office, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ.

Although applications for proxy voting may be made at any time of the year, to qualify for an election there's two deadlines:

Deadline one

You can change or cancel your proxy vote before 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

This includes:

  • Changes of address for delivery of ballot paper
  • Cancellation of a postal vote
  • Change from proxy to postal

Deadline two

Proxy voting application forms must be received by 5pm, six working days before polling day.

This includes:

  • New proxy applications

Email ero@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 304866/304936 for more information.