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Can’t get to a polling station? Ask someone you trust to act as your proxy says Fenland District Council




If you can’t get to the polling station to cast your vote in the UK Parliamentary General Election, and haven’t applied for a postal vote, don’t worry – you can still have your say.

Maybe you’re on holiday or have medical issues that will prevent you from attending in person. If that’s the case you can get someone to vote for you, and tell them who to vote for – this is called a proxy vote.

It is important you ask someone you know and trust to act as your proxy. Your proxy does not have to be related to you. However, they can only be a proxy for close relatives and a total of two other people. They must be 18 or over, registered to vote, eligible to vote in this election and able to get to your polling station.


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