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Emergency proxy application during an election

If you have a medical or employment emergency that occurs during the 6 working days before polling day, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy up to 5pm on polling day by submitting an emergency proxy form.

Medical emergencies

PDF icon Medical emergency proxy form85 bytes

For a medical emergency, your application will need to be supported by one of the following:

  • a medical practitioner
  • a registered nurse
  • a health professional
  • a social worker
  • a mental health manager
  • if you live in a residential care home, the person registered as running that home
  • if you live in premises provided for people of pensionable age or disabled persons, the warden of those premises

Employment emergencies

PDF icon Employment emergency proxy form74 bytes

For an emergency proxy for employment, occupation or service reasons, your application will need to be supported by one of the following:

  • for self-employed people – a person 18 years or over who knows you and is not your spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild
  • for employed people – your employer or another authorised person at your workplace
  • for service voters registered under a service declaration – no attestation required

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