Deadlines pass but you can still apply for a proxy vote until 28 April

Update: today Tuesday 28 April is the last day for applying for a proxy vote. Visit: Apply to vote by proxyApply to vote by proxy - Includes information for service voters.

Time has now run out for registering to vote in the General Election on 7 May. The deadline to apply for a postal vote in this election has also passed. If you are registered you can still apply for a proxy vote until 5pm on Tuesday 28 April. After that deadline, you may still be able to apply for an "emergency proxy vote" in limited circumstances. Read on for more details:

Registration deadline passed

You can no longer register to vote in the General Election on 7 May 2015. The deadline to apply to register was Monday 20 April.

If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.

You can still register now for other future elections.‚Äč

Postal vote deadline passed

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or a "postal proxy vote" where someone votes by post on your behalf, has also now expired.

Proxy vote deadline - Tue 28 April

You can still apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf at the polling station.

Because of possible postal delays, service personnel overseas or at sea are still encouraged to consider a proxy rather than a postal vote if they can, although BAFF recognises that proxy voting is not suitable for everyone's circumstances.

If you are a registered voter in England, Scotland or Wales and want to vote by proxy at the 2015 UK general election, you must submit a proxy vote application form to your local authority by 5pm on Tuesday 28 April.

If there isn't time to return a proxy voting application form by post you can deliver it by hand or send a scan of the completed and signed form via email.

Full details here: Apply to vote by proxyApply to vote by proxy - Includes information for service voters

Emergency proxy applications

In certain circumstances, if you have an emergency that means you cannot go to the polling station in person you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the poll. These circumstances are:

  • If you have a medical emergency occurring after 5pm, 6 working days before the poll, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy (until 5pm on the day of the election)
  • If you are unable to go to your polling station due to your occupation, service or employment, and you only become aware of that fact after 5pm, 6 working days before the poll (until 5pm on the day of the election)

Full details here: Apply to vote by proxyApply to vote by proxy - Includes information for service voters

Voting in Northern Ireland

For electoral matters in Northern Ireland visit The Electoral Office Northern IrelandThe Electoral Office Northern Ireland.

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