Proxy Vote

Proxy Vote Applications 

You need a valid reason to apply, for example if you are ill or away from home on election day. To apply please use the 'Proxy Vote Application' form. Post the completed form back to us at East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE and we will amend your details on our Electoral Register. A Proxy may also vote by post.

Eligibility to be a Proxy  

  • you must be 18 or over 
  • you must be entitled to vote at the election 
  • you cannot vote for more than two people (other than close family) 
  • You must consult with the person you are appointing as your proxy before nominating them to make sure they are willing and able to be your proxy. 

Emergency Proxy Vote Applications  

This should only be applied for if your circumstances change immediately before an election(s), where you cannot attend your polling station.  This could include for health or employment reasons - you will need a valid reason to be given an emergency proxy vote. 

An emergency proxy vote can only be applied for after the deadline for normal proxy applications has passed, usually several days before the election(s), and before 5pm on the day of elections.