Postal votes

If you would like to vote by post because you don't want to go to the polling station, or are unable to get there for any reason, you may apply for a postal vote. If you apply for and are granted a postal vote, a ballot paper will be sent to you approximately two weeks before an election. You must be registered under the new (IER) system to qualify.

Please contact us and we will send you a personalised application form by email or in the post.

We will accept scanned forms by email to elections@middevon.gov.uk, fax to 01884 234318 or delivery by hand or post. 

If you are applying prior to a published election the form MUST be in our possession by 11 working days before that election.

Proxy votes

If you are unable to vote in person due to illness, work or study and wish to nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf, you may apply for a proxy vote. You need to tell your proxy who you want to vote for. You can apply for a proxy for a one-off election if you are going away without needing anyone to countersign your application. However, if you wish to appoint a permanent proxy, you have to have a reason (for example, your job takes you away from the area or you are unable to vote in person for health reasons ) and your application has to be supported by your employer and/or GP. Both you and your nominated proxy must be registered under the new (IER) system to qualify.

Please contact us and we will send you a personalised application form by email or in the post.

We will accept scanned forms by email to elections@middevon.gov.uk, fax to 01884 234318 or delivery by hand or post.

If you are applying prior to a published election the form MUST be in our possession by 6 working days before that election.

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