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Proxy voting

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  1. Proxy voting
  1. Apply to vote by proxy

A proxy vote allows you to name someone to cast your vote for you (like a relative or close friend). You can apply for a proxy vote as long as you are on the electoral register. When you apply you have to provide a reason – such as if you are away on holiday or in hospital. 

If you want a proxy vote for more than one election, you must have one of the following reasons.

  • You have a physical disability
  • You are away from home due to your job or you are on a course
  • You have to travel by air or sea to get to your polling station

In all the above cases, except if you are registered blind, someone has to sign your application and say it is true, like your employer or doctor. After you have applied:

  • The person voting for you must go to your polling station to vote. If they cannot get there they can apply for a postal vote.
  • They will be sent a proxy poll card telling them which polling station they have to go to.
  • You must let them know who you want them to vote for.
  • If you are able to get to the polling station, you can vote as long as they have not already voted for you or applied for a postal vote.

Proxy voting on 8 June 2017

If you wish to appoint a proxy for the UK Parliamentary General Election on 8 June 2017 then applications must reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

You can scan and email applications to electoral.services@coventry.gov.uk

Electoral services

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Email: electoral.services@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3034

Fax: 020 2009 5051

Room 14
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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