Vote by proxy - appointing someone to vote on your behalf

If you are a registered elector you can choose to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf -  this is called 'voting by proxy'.

If you would like to appoint a proxy for a one off election please complete our Proxy Vote Application on the link below. 

Application to vote by proxy

​​​​​​​Your completed form can be returned to Electoral Services, Guildhall, 2 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU (you can visit the Guildhall on a weekday between 9am and 5pm), emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 020 8547 5099.

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm, six working days before an election.

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.