General Election 2015: Proxy vote can still be arranged in certain emergencies

The deadlines for applying for a proxy or postal vote in the General Election have now passed. But an "emergency proxy vote" can still be applied for in certain circumstances. Details below, courtesy of the Electoral Commission site aboutmyvote.co.ukaboutmyvote.co.uk.

Apply to vote by proxy

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy in Great Britain was 5pm on Tuesday 28 April. However if, after this point, you become unable to go to the polling station for reasons relating to disability (including medical emergencies), occupation, service or employment, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

To do this you must be registered to vote individually, and submit an emergency proxy form up until 5pm on polling day.

If there isn't time for you to return a proxy voting application form by post you may be able to deliver it by hand or send a scan of the completed and signed form via email. To find the contact details for your local authority enter your postcode in the pink Your local area box. If you are concerned about your form arriving on time, contact your local authority for further advice.

Emergency Proxy for a Disability

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).

Download the form for an emergency proxy for a disability (PDF)Download the form for an emergency proxy for a disability (PDF)

Emergency Proxy for Occupation, Service or Employment

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 poll).

Download the form for an emergency proxy for occupation, service or employment (PDF)Download the form for an emergency proxy for occupation, service or employment (PDF)

 

Northern Ireland

The deadline to apply for a postal or proxy vote has now passed. However you can still vote in person at your polling station.
 
Details of your polling station are included on your poll card or can be found on the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland websiteElectoral Office for Northern Ireland website

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