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Proxy vote deadline

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote in the elections on 2 May has now passed.

If you have a medical emergency, are away for work, or your photo ID is lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on polling day.

Elections Act changes

There are changes to voting by proxy. You can apply online for some types of proxy vote and there are changes to how many people a voter can act as a proxy for. Find out more about changes to voting by proxy.

The changes apply to:

  • UK Parliament general elections, by-elections and recall petitions in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Local elections in England
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Wales

If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this will expire on 31 January 2024 and you will need to apply for a new one. 

Elections Act changes

There are changes to voting by proxy. You can apply online for some types of proxy vote and there are changes to how many people a voter can act as a proxy for. Find out more about changes to voting by proxy.

The changes apply to UK Parliament general elections, by-elections and recall petitions in England, Scotland and Wales.

The changes to the number of people you can act as a proxy for also applies at elections in Northern Ireland.

If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this will expire on 31 January 2024 and you will need to apply for a new one. 

Elections Act changes

There are changes to voting by proxy. These include how many people a voter can act as a proxy for. Find out more about changes to voting by proxy.

The changes apply to UK Parliamentary elections, including by-elections and recall petitions and local elections, and local and Assembly elections in Northern Ireland. 

If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this will expire on 31 January 2024 and you will need to apply for a new one. 

Elections Act changes

There are changes to voting by proxy. You can now apply online for some types of proxy vote and there are changes to how many people a voter can act as a proxy for. Find out more about changes to voting by proxy.

The changes apply to UK Parliamentary elections, including by-elections and recall petitions.

If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this will expire on 31 January 2024 and you will need to apply for a new one. 

Elections Act changes

There are changes to voting by proxy. You can now apply online for some types of proxy vote and there are changes to how many people a voter can act as a proxy for. Find out more about changes to voting by proxy.

The changes apply to UK Parliamentary elections, including by-elections and recall petitions, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this will expire on 31 January 2024 and you will need to apply for a new one. 

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Voter ID

Voters in England now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Scotland now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Find out more about which elections you will need photo ID for in Scotland and accepted forms of photo ID.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Wales now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Find out more about which elections you will need photo ID for in Wales and accepted forms of photo ID.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

Emergency proxy

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

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