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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

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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

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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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