Proxy voting

If you would like to nominate someone you trust to go to the polling station and vote on your behalf, you can apply for a proxy vote.

Please be aware that the person you appoint as your proxy will be required to cast your vote at your polling station in Leeds. They will receive a proxy poll card telling them where and when to cast your vote.

You can still vote in person, provided you do so before the proxy has voted for you.

The person you choose to be your proxy can be anybody, as long as they are registered to vote at the election. If either of you need to register, go to the national registration site external link.

Everyone is entitled to apply for a proxy vote for one specific polling day.

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for the parliamentary general election is Wednesday 26 June at 5pm.

Emergency proxy applications

In certain circumstances, due to either a medical or employment emergency that happens after the deadline to apply for a proxy vote for an upcoming election has already passed, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy.

Applications forms must be received at Electoral Services (using the above address)

The application forms you will need to complete are below:

The deadline for emergency proxy applications is 5pm on polling day.

If you are unable to sign

If you are unable to sign, because of a disability or illness, or you are unable to read or write or are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive manner, you can contact us external link to request a waiver form.

Postal proxy votes

If you appoint a proxy that is unable to attend your polling station in Leeds they may apply for a postal vote after you have nominated them. They would need to do this as a separate application - if they already vote by post, they would need to apply separately to cast your vote by post.

If you are a nominated proxy and want to apply for a postal vote please contact us external link to request a postal proxy application form.

Apply for all future elections

If you have special requirements, you may be able to apply for a proxy for all elections. The different application forms to be able to vote by proxy at all elections can be downloaded from

Proxy voting application forms - GOV.UK (

Completed forms need to be returned to the following address:

Electoral Services
Leeds City Council
PO Box 898

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