Elections and Voting: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unable to find the answer to your question please contact Electoral Services.

If after the proxy deadline you discover that you will miss the election for work purposes, or have a medical emergency, there is still a chance that you are eligible for an emergency proxy vote. Please use the emergency proxy application form that is relevant to your situation, to find out if you can vote by proxy. Please return applications to us as soon as possible.
Security measures have been introduced for postal and proxy voting. The signatures and dates of birth will be used to check that your vote is not being used by someone else.
If you are unable to provide a signature, or require help to complete the form please contact Electoral Services.
If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term time addresses. If your home and term time addresses are in two different local authorities, you can vote in the local elections for both. However, you cannot vote twice in a UK general election (this is a criminal offence).
Electors can be removed in any one of the following ways: as a result of the autumn canvass returns; when we are advised by another local authority that the person has been registered by them; or if the elector advises us in writing that they have left the area and wish to be removed from the register.
A relative or executor should inform Electoral Services in writing of the death of an elector. Their name will then be removed from the register.