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Vote by proxy

Emergency proxy votes

In the case where medical emergencies or occupation requirements don’t allow you to vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy (depending on certain criteria):

Emergency medical proxy

To appoint an emergency proxy for medical reasons, you must be taken ill after a certain deadline (declared for each election) and not be aware of an operation that requires hospital or home recovery before that date. Medical proxy forms must be 'attested' (declare to be true) by a medical professional - see: apply to vote by emergency proxy - medical reasons

Emergency occupational proxy

To appoint an emergency proxy because your occupation or employment means you're unable to attend your polling station, you must not be aware of the occupational requirements before a certain deadline (declared for each election). Occupational proxy forms must be 'attested' (declare to be true) by your employer, who will legally state your circumstances were not known before the deadline - see: apply to vote by emergency proxy - occupational reasons

Emergency COVID-19 proxy

To appoint an emergency proxy if you are self-isolating, or if you already have a nominated proxy, however, they are self-isolating, you, or your proxy, must not have been self isolating before a certain deadline (declared for each election). If you wish to change your proxy due to them having to self isolate due to COVID-19, any newly appointed proxy will remain as their appointed proxy for future polls - see: apply to vote by emergency proxy - COVID-19

Emergency proxy applications can be made at West Offices up until 5.00pm on the day of an election.

Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007