Proxy voting

Voting by proxy at the 2019 elections

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5HZ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2019. You can apply on line at www.yourvotematters.co.uk.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5HZ by 5pm on Thursday, 2 May 2019.

Warwick District, Parish and Town Council elections 2019

Eligibility

If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day and if you are a registered elector, you can apply to vote by proxy. A proxy is someone who votes on your behalf.

You are eligible for a postal or proxy vote if:

  • you have a permanent physical incapacity, are registered blind or receive the higher rate of mobility component of the disability living allowances for a physical disability (the form requires the declaration that the information is correct from a doctor, nurse or warden of a home)
  • your work frequently takes you overseas
  • you will be on holiday when the election is taking place
  • you have moved house since you registered and are unable to go to your old polling station
  • you are working during all hours of voting, for example as a member of election staff

Applications

To vote by proxy, you’ll need to contact Electoral Services to request an application form (by telephone: 01926 456105 or by email: elections@warwickdc.gov.uk )  and complete and return it to the Warwick District Council offices before 5pm on the 6th working day before election day. You can also download an application form from the aboutmyvote website.

How proxy voting works 

Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf and is a convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.

Voting by proxy can be useful if you fall ill and are unable to get to the polling station on election day, or if you are abroad during an election. It can be particularly useful if you are overseas in a country too far away to send back a postal vote in time for the election.