If you are a registered elector you can choose to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf - this is called 'voting by proxy'.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy in the European Parliamentary Elections scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 was 5pm BST on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
If you discover after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019 that you are unable to attend your polling station due to a medical or employment emergency you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy. The deadline for receipt of an emergency proxy application is 5pm on Thursday 23 May.
You can view an application to vote by emergency proxy due to disability on this link
You can view an application to vote by emergency proxy due to occupation, service or employment on this link
Forms should be returned to Electoral Services at [email protected] . A scanned copy or clear photograph will be sufficient. Alternatively, you can return these by hand or by post to Electoral Services, Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU.
Long-term voting by proxy
If you need to vote by proxy for all future elections, as well as telling us why, you must provide evidence to support your application. For example:
- if you work away regularly your employer may sign your form, or
- if you are unable to visit your polling station because of a disability then your doctor could sign your form
The person you appoint to vote on your behalf (your 'proxy') can then vote in person at your appointed polling station. However, your proxy could apply to have your ballot paper sent to them by post.
Please contact us for further information on how to apply for long-term voting by proxy.