Postal and Proxy voting

You do not have to vote in person at the polling station or be in the area on polling day. It is possible to vote by post or to nominate someone to vote on your behalf. You can find out more about postal and proxy voting on How do I vote? (About My Vote) .

Please apply as soon as you become aware of your plans as your Postal Vote pack may not arrive until a few days before polling day.


European Elections for the South East Region 23 May 2019

For the election of Members of the European Parliament on 23 May 2019:

  • applications to vote by post or to change/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote must be received by 5pm Wednesday 8 May 2019.
  • new applications to vote by proxy must be received by must be received by 5pm Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Apply to vote by emergency proxy

After the 15 May, in certain circumstances, where 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.

Emergency proxy for a disability (PDF)

Emergency Proxy for Occupation, Service or Employment (PDF)


Application forms to apply for, or cancel postal and proxy votes can be found below:

Application to vote by post (pdf)

Application to vote by proxy for a particular election (pdf)

Cancellation of postal or proxy vote (pdf)

Completing your postal vote pack (video)


Have your say

Registering to vote is important - to find out more see Why should I register to vote? (About My Vote)