A proxy vote is when you give permission to someone to cast a vote on your behalf. Some people can apply for a permanent proxy vote, for example those who have a permanent disability, or who are likely to be away from home regularly for work or educational reasons.
If you are only temporarily unable to attend your polling station (examples include holiday, business, attending a hospital appointment on election day) there is a specific form you can complete for the next election - this may be shown as the 'holiday reason' option.
If you apply to vote by proxy, the deadline is 5pm on the sixth working day before an election.
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