Voting by proxy

Proxy voting

You can now apply online to vote by proxy. 

If you're unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

In order to apply to vote by proxy, you can now apply online in some circumstances. If you are not able to complete the online application, you can download a proxy vote application form  from the Government website. You will need your National Insurance number to hand when applying to vote by proxy. 

If you have completed a paper application form, you can either:

  • Send us a good quality scanned attachment with a clear signature to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Digital signatures will be rejected.
  • Post it to: Electoral Services, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP

An appointed proxy must be at least 18 years of age and currently registered to vote at an address in the UK. A person can only act as a proxy to no more than four electors, with no more than two of whom are resident in the UK.

The deadline for making an application for a proxy vote for an election is 5pm, six working days before polling day.  However, if you are already registered to vote by post, the deadline to change from a postal vote to a proxy vote is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

Your appointed proxy must vote in person on your behalf at your designated polling station in Erewash. If your proxy is unable to attend your polling station, they should contact us for an application form to vote by post on your behalf.