You can apply for a new proxy up until 5pm, 6 working days prior
to an election and you can amend an existing proxy vote until
5pm, 11 working days prior to polling day. If you are suddenly
incapacitated, you can apply to vote by proxy for medical reasons
up until polling day. All applications must be received before 5pm
on the specified day. In addition, you can also apply for an
emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day if your occupation,
service or employment means that you cannot go to the polling
station in person, and you only become aware of that fact after
5pm, 6 working days before polling day.
For the Scottish referendum you can apply for a new proxy vote
up until 5pm on 3 September. If your circumstances change
unexpectedly after the deadline for proxy votes and you are no
longer able to get to the polling station (if for example you are
taken ill or have to travel because of work duties) then you
can apply for an emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day.
To download an application form to vote by proxy, go to our page on how to vote by proxy.