How can I apply to vote by post or proxy?

To vote in the elections -either at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy -you must first be registered to vote, which can be done online in just 5 minutes. You can register at:

To then apply to vote by post you need to download, print and fill in a postal vote application form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it as soon as possible to the electoral services team by email at or by post The Campus Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE. The electoral services team must receive your postal vote application form by 5pm, 11 working days before the poll.

If you're thinking about voting by post, you can apply to do this now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.

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.

To apply for a proxy vote, complete the form to vote by proxy, explaining why you can't get to your polling station in person.


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Published 01/14/2021