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Nominate someone else to vote on your behalf

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply to vote by proxy. Proxy voting means getting someone else to vote for you.

To vote by proxy, you must have a reason, for example, you will be away on holiday, you're away on business or you have a physical condition. 

You can apply to vote by proxy for emergency medical reasons, or if you are called away unexpectedly for work reasons up until 5pm on polling day. The medical emergency must have occurred after 5pm on 24 April 2019. To apply on the grounds of work or service, the person must have become aware that you cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on 24 April 2019.

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on 24 April 2019. If you are amending an existing proxy vote or changing from postal to proxy, you must return your application by 5pm on 15 April 2019.

How to apply for a proxy vote

  1. You must be registered to vote or have already made an application.
  2. The person you nominate to vote on your behalf must also be registered to vote.
  3. Please complete the form and return to the following address:

    Electoral Services
    Holt Road
    NR27 9EN

Further advice and guidance

The Your Vote Matters website has further information on voting by proxy at an election or referendum.