Apply for a proxy vote
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a proxy vote is online.
Alternatively, you can apply for a proxy vote using a paper application form. Download the relevant proxy vote application form and email a scanned copy of your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, we cannot accept signatures made with a touch screen or stylus, please print the form and scan a completed copy. Or you can send it by post to:
Derby City Council
To apply for a proxy for a specific election, please complete this application form.
To apply for a permanent or long-term proxy vote, please complete the relevant application form:
- You have a disability.
- You are away on an educational course.
- You are away for work.
- You are registered as an overseas voter.
- You work overseas for the British Council or as a Crown servant.
- You are serving overseas in the Armed Forces.
- You are registered as an anonymous elector.
To qualify for a proxy vote, the proxy and the elector must be successfully registered under Individual Electoral Registration. If you need further information, please contact us before submitting an application.
Last date to apply for a proxy vote
The last date to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm, six working days before the election day. But we strongly advise you apply as early as possible.
Emergency proxy vote
In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.
This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline:
- You have a medical emergency.
- You are away for work at short notice.
- Your photo ID is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged after the deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate has passed and you want to vote in an election which requires photo ID. This form can also be used if your Anonymous Elector's document is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged.
These applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.
Who can vote on your behalf
A registered voter may vote as a proxy for up to four electors. Within the four electors, no more than two electors can be domestic electors. Domestic electors are those electors who are neither service voters nor overseas electors.