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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
 
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

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

Emergency proxy vote

An emergency proxy vote can be arranged if you find you are ill, or otherwise unable to vote in person, and the deadline for postal and proxy vote applications has closed. Please ring the team on 0303 123 1731 to arrange this.

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 centre in Workington. The address is Electoral Services, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ.

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