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Proxy Vote

Apply for the appointment of a Proxy to vote

Only if you are unable to vote in person at your polling station or as an advance voter, you may apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf on 27 August 2020. 

An application form for the appointment of a proxy is available from: 

  • The returning officer for your constituency
  • Cabinet Office website at
  • Cabinet Office, Third Floor, Government Offices, Bucks Road, Douglas. 

Please note an application for the appointment of a proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer on or before Friday 21 August 2020.

A person who is appointed as a proxy voter must: 

  1. be aged 16 or over; and
  2. not be appointed proxy to vote on behalf of more than 2 individuals; except where the proxy is the spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of those individuals. A proxy may be appointed for any number of these family members.  

A proxy voter may be required to produce satisfactory photographic evidence of identity before being permitted to vote at a polling station. 

Please note that when a proxy has been appointed to vote on your behalf you may still vote in person, provided you apply at the polling station for a ballot paper for the purpose of voting in person BEFORE a ballot paper has been issued to your proxy.

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