How do I apply to register by proxy?

Voting by proxy means appointing someone to vote for you in your polling station.

Click here to download the proxy application form for one particular election.

Please return either by e-mail to elections@watford.gov.uk, or by post to:

Electoral Services Office
Room 22
Town Hall
Watford
WD17 3EX

The deadline to register for a proxy for the 2017 Hertfordshire County Council Elections is 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017, however if you currently have an existing postal vote it is not now possible to cancel it and you will need to use your postal vote in the upcoming election.

The deadline to register for a proxy for the 2017 UK Parliamentary Election is 5pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017, however if you currently have a postal vote, you will need to set this up by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May.

Please contact the elections office if you wish to set up a proxy vote long-term.

Things to note:      

You need to tell your proxy which candidate(s) you wish to vote for.

You have to provide a reason to vote by proxy for a single election.

You can only vote by proxy on an indefinite basis for the following reasons: physical incapacity, overseas voter, studying or on a journey by sea or air, and certain occupations e.g. Armed Forces.

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.

If your proxy cannot get to your polling station, they can apply to vote by post. However, you will not then be able to vote in person.

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