Proxy Voting

If you are registered to vote but unable to attend your polling station, you can appoint someone else (a proxy) to vote on your behalf. You will still be able to vote in person if your proxy hasn't already voted for you. You can apply to vote by proxy by downloading and completing an application form from the Electoral Commission website:

Voting by Proxy

Emergency Proxy

If after 5pm on the 6th working day before polling day you find you are unable to vote in person because you have either a medical emergency or for reasons due to work or service, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. Completed applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ, by 5pm on polling day. Depending on the reason for your application it will need to be supported by either a medical practitioner or your employer. You can download an application form from the electoral commission website:

Application to Vote by Emergency Proxy

Application to Vote by Emergency Proxy based on Covid-19 

Postal Proxy

If the person you appoint is unable to attend your polling station, they can apply to vote on your behalf by post - you must already be a proxy voter for them to do this. Contact our office to arrange this using the contact details listed. 

Cancelling your Proxy vote

If you wish to cancel your proxy vote, contact our office using the contact details listed. 

You can return completed applications by email by sending a PDF copy of the form to electoralservices@eastdevon.gov.uk or by posting it to Electoral Registration Officer, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ

Contact Us

To request a paper copy of the application form please click on the blue 'start' button below and complete our online contact form. Please make sure you provide either an email address or telephone number to make sure that we can contact you as quickly as possible.