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.
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 deadline for applying to vote by proxy for the Elections on 2 May is 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019