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Coronavirus

Cumbria and the rest of England has been placed in national lockdown (stay at home). 

See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19). Find out more about the help for affected businesses, charities including the support grants. There is also advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment. Our customer contact centres are not open to the public at the moment due to the restrictions. Please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us

Postal and proxy voting

If you cannot make it to the polling station you can also vote by post or by appointing a proxy.

To do so you will have to provide your date of birth and a copy of their signature.

You have to be registered to vote before applying for a postal or proxy vote. If you are not registered, then you need to register now .

Postal voting

Anyone who is on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote.

You can have your ballot paper delivered to your registered address or, provided you can supply us with a reason, an alternative address.

Download the postal vote application form

Proxy voting

You can also appoint someone to vote on your behalf. This is known as a proxy vote.

If you choose to vote by proxy for a particular election you are required to give a reason, eg illness, disability, employment, attendance on a course etc.

If you choose to vote by proxy for all elections you will need to give a reason and get someone to support your application.

The people who are qualified to support your application appear under part 6a of the application form.

Download the proxy vote application form

Where to send these forms?

Once you have completed your form, you can send it or hand it in to any of our customer service centres..