If you can’t vote due to an emergency

If you’re unable to vote in person on election day due to work commitments or a medical emergency, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station. This person is known as an emergency proxy.

You must be able to confirm that the emergency happened after the deadline to apply for a normal proxy vote.

Who you should choose

The person appointed as proxy should be someone you trust. Anyone may be appointed to act as your proxy, providing they are over 18 and eligible to vote in the election/referendum you want them to vote at on your behalf.

A person is not entitled to vote as proxy in any constituency or electoral area on behalf of more than two electors, except where they are a close relative (which is defined as being the spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of the electors). There’s no limit to the number of these close relatives that a proxy may vote on behalf of.

At this late stage there is no provision for a postal vote to be granted to your proxy, so they must be someone who can attend your local polling station in your absence.

Apply for medical emergency proxy vote

Apply for emergency proxy employment grounds

Print out the form, complete it and return it to the election office.

Any forms which have not been fully completed will be rejected and returned for clarification.