Being appointed as a proxy

Part of: Vote by post or by proxy

If you have been appointed as someone’s proxy, this means you can cast their vote on their behalf.

  • You must be registered and entitled to vote at the election you are being asked to vote at
  • You can only be a proxy for up to 2 people (or up to 4 if 2 of them are registered as overseas voters)

The person who appointed you will tell you how they want you to vote on their behalf, for example which candidate, party or outcome.

How to vote as someone’s proxy

You must go to the polling station of the person who appointed you as their proxy. If you can’t go to their polling station, you can apply to vote for them by post up to 5pm, 11 working days before the election.

You will receive a proxy poll card telling you where and when to cast their vote for them.

If you don’t receive a proxy poll card, you can check where to go to vote by contacting electoral services on 020 8489 1000 or by email at

The person who appointed you as their proxy may still vote in person, provided they do so before you have voted for them and only if you have not applied to vote for them by post.

Contact customer services: electoral services