Apply to vote by proxy

Voting by proxy means that you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf if you areĀ unable to attend your local polling station on polling day.

You can apply for a proxy vote at any time until 5pm, 6 working days before an election (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).

If you wish to change or cancel an existing proxy voting arrangement, the deadline is 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 or over and are also registered to vote.

You can apply to vote by proxy:-

If you change your mind and wish to vote in person, you can still do so, providing that your proxy has not already voted on your behalf.

Please print off and complete the application form on Gov.uk and return to our office address.

Alternatively, please call the Elections team on 01984 635276 or email elections@westsomerset.gov.uk and an application form will be sent to you.

Postal proxy

If you have successfully applied to vote by proxy and your proxy lives outside the area or is unable to attend your local polling station to cast your vote, your proxy can apply to vote by post.

Please call the Elections team on 01984 635276 so that a postal proxy application form can be sent out. If your proxy decides to vote by post, you will not be able to vote in person if you change your mind and are able to attend your polling station on polling day.

Please return completed application forms: