Voting by proxy

You can appoint another person to vote on your behalf in person at the polling station.  A person appointed to vote on behalf of another elector is known as a proxy.  

An appointed proxy must be 18 years old and older and currently registered to vote at an address in the UK. 

How to apply 

To complete an application to vote by proxy on the secure government portal, visit  

You will be required to provide your national insurance number, as well as submitting a photograph of your signature. Please ensure the photograph of your signature is on plain, white paper and that the photograph is clear and light. From 31 October 2023, applications to vote by proxy will be rejected where a national insurance number is not provided. 

If you are unable to submit an application on the secure government portal, please email to request a paper application form.     

Return your completed paper form to us either: 

  • As a scanned attachment to an email to  Please ensure that the image is of good quality and your signature is clear. Attachments should be sent in an acceptable file format (PDF). 

  • or post it to us at Electoral Services, London Borough of Hounslow, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB 

Please note that you must print the form and provide your physical ("wet") signature using black ink within the grey box in the section of the application where it is requested before you scan and return your form.  If you do not have access to a printer, please email and we will post the form to you.

The deadline for making an application for a proxy vote is 5pm, six working days before polling day.  However, if you are already registered to vote by post, the deadline to change from a postal vote to a proxy vote is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day. 

Please note that your appointed proxy must vote in person on your behalf at the designated polling station for the address where you are registered to vote in London Borough of Hounslow. If your proxy is unable to attend your polling station, they should apply to vote by post on your behalf.  Please click here for more information. 

If you have any questions regarding proxy voting, please email 

You can visit your local library if you require additional assistance to complete your application. To find your local library, click here.

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