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Proxy voting means allowing someone else to vote for you, and this facility is available for various reasons for example travelling or living away from home, sickness, away on holiday, or if you are a student.
However, you may find that you are able to vote on election day, in this case you can still go to the polling station, but the person you have appointed as your proxy will not then be able to vote on your behalf.
You will need to complete the following application form to vote by proxy, or if you have any queries regarding the above, or would like more advice, please contact the Electoral Registration Office on 023 8068 8000 or e-mail email@example.com
Your application will be acknowledged and confirmation sent that your request to vote by post or by proxy has been registered.