Application deadline in England, Scotland and Wales

Application deadline in England, Scotland and Wales

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the elections on 6 May 2021 is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April. You must also be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19 April.

Make sure you're registered

Make sure you're registered

To vote in any election in the UK, you must be registered to vote.

Find out if you're eligible to register and how to apply

Asking a trusted person to vote on your behalf

If you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy.

The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post.

Information about postal proxy

If your trusted person can't get to the polling station, they can apply to vote for you by post. This is called a postal proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a postal proxy vote is usually 5pm, 11 working days before the poll. They will need to contact the electoral services team at your local council (or your local electoral registration office if applying in Scotland) for more details and to request a further application form.

Applications for postal proxy votes for the Scottish Parliament election on 6 May 2021 must be with the electoral registration office by 5pm on 6 April.

print form

If you're unable to print the application form or need it in an accessible format, contact the electoral services team at your local council for help.

Last updated: 4 March 2021
Next review: 11 September 2020