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6. Proxy voting

You can no longer apply for proxy vote for the 2019 General Election, unless it is an emergency that has occurred after 5pm on 4th December.

If you registered to vote but unable to attend your polling station, you can appoint someone else (a proxy) to vote on your behalf. You will still be able to vote in person if your proxy hasn't already voted for you. You can apply to vote by proxy by completing the application below:

  • Proxy application for a single election (deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the 2019 General Election has now passed)

If after 5pm on the 6 working day before polling day you find you are unable to vote in person because you have either a medical emergency or for reasons due to work or service, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. Completed applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX by 5pm on polling day. Depending on the reason for your application it will need to be supported by either a medical practitioner or your employer.

If the person you appoint is unable to attend your polling station, they can apply to vote on your behalf by post - you must already be a proxy voter for them to do this:

  • Application to vote by postal proxy (deadline to apply for a postal proxy for the 2019 General Election has passed)

If you wish to cancel an existing proxy vote, please complete and return the form below:

  • Form to cancel a proxy vote (deadline to cancel existing arrangements for the 2019 General Election has passed)

You can return completed applications by email by sending a PDF or a copy of the completed form to absentvoting@teignbridge.gov.uk or by posting it to the address listed on the form.