Local Election – proxy vote deadline

Published Wednesday 19 April 2023 at 12:38

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote in this year’s local election is 5pm on Tuesday, April 25th.

A proxy vote is when you may need to ask someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station on the day because you are not able to.

You must have a specific reason to apply for a proxy vote.

These include:

  • Being away on polling day but missing the deadline for a postal vote.
  • Having a medical issue or a disability which means you can’t get to the polling station.
  • Urgent work reasons or if you are serving in the military.

Who can be a proxy?

Anyone can carry out a proxy vote, as long as they are over 18 years old, are registered to vote, allowed to vote in the local election and can vote in the polling station stated on your polling card.

How to apply for a proxy vote:

You must fill out a form for your specific circumstances. For example, there is a different form for people who want to vote by proxy because of work reasons or because of a disability so make sure you fill out the correct one.

Further information on proxy voting and a link to the application forms can be found here: https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/elections-and-voting/proxy-votes

Once completed, send your proxy vote application form to: Elections team, Blackburn Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY.

The Local Election takes place this year on Thursday, May 4th. Find out more: www.blackburn.gov.uk/elections-and-voting



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