Nominate someone else to vote on your behalf

Local government elections Thursday 4 May 2023

The deadline for postal proxy applications and changes to existing proxy applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

The deadline for new proxy applications is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Emergency proxy applications

Emergency proxy applications can be received from 5pm on Tuesday 25 April to 5pm on Thursday, 4 May (Polling Day) on the following grounds: 

Illness or incapacity

Which means the elector cannot attend their polling station in person. 

Application to vote by emergency proxy based on disability

Employment or service

On circumstances relating to an occupation, service or employment.

Application to vote by emergency proxy based on occupation, service or employment

Voter ID

You can appoint an emergency proxy if a voter's photo ID or anonymous elector's document is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged and the deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate has passed.

Application to vote by emergency proxy based on photo ID

Voting by proxy

Anyone who is registered can apply for a proxy vote. Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.

When you apply for a proxy vote you must provide a reason. The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 or over and they are (or will be) registered for that election or referendum.

A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.

Proxy vote applications may be emailed to

How to apply

  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 this form or call 01263 516046 to request a copy. This form can also be picked up from the Council offices in Cromer and Fakenham.

    Please email completed form to or post to:

    Electoral Services
    North Norfolk District Council
    Holt Road
    NR27 9EN

Further advice and guidance

The Electoral Commission website has further information on voting by proxy at an election or referendum.