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 .
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
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.