Voting by proxy

In certain circumstances, you can appoint someone else to vote for you. This is called a proxy vote. The person voting on behalf of the elector is known as the proxy. There are certain qualifications and restrictions affecting who can be appointed as a proxy. These are detailed on the application form.

You can apply to appoint a proxy to vote for you on the Your Vote Matters website  by downloading the relevant form and returning it to us either by:

  • emailing (elections@hounslow.gov.uk)  an image of it to us (this can be a scanned copy or a photograph, but please ensure that the image is legible or your application will be rejected)
  • or posting it back to us at this address: Electoral Services Civic Centre Lampton Road Hounslow TW3 4DN

The deadline for making an application for a proxy vote is 5pm, six working days before an election.  However, if an elector is already registered to vote by post, the deadline to apply to vote by proxy instead is 5pm, eleven working days before an election.

Postal proxy

If the proxy is unable to attend the elector’s designated polling station in Hounslow for any reason, they may wish to apply for a postal proxy. This will mean they will be able to vote on the elector’s behalf by post.

In order to apply for a postal proxy, the elector must already have a proxy arrangement in place. The proxy application must be completed by the elector. The postal proxy application must be completed by the proxy. To obtain the postal proxy application, please email - elections@hounslow.gov.uk or phone 020 8583 2828.

The deadline to return the completed postal proxy application is 5pm eleven working days before an election.

Emergency proxy

If you are taken ill or get unexpected work commitments after the deadline for applying for a proxy vote which prevents you from attending the polling station on polling day, you can appoint a proxy to vote for you. You will need a doctor or employer to support your application.

You can apply for an emergency proxy to vote for you after 5pm, six working days before the elections on the About My Vote website by downloading the relevant form and posting it back to us at the address given above.