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4. Vote by proxy

If you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election and are unable to vote by post, you can appoint someone you trust to vote for you.

You must already be registered to vote and your proxy must be registered to vote under Individual Electoral Registration to apply for a proxy vote please contact us.

You have to provide a reason why you want to vote by proxy - for example, on holiday, physical condition, employment or studying away. Your proxy cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.

To request a proxy voting application form please contact Electoral Services on 01395 517402.

The registration form and other application forms are available in large print, Braille, audio tape and languages other than English. Forms can also be accepted scanned or digitally signed by email and fax.