Proxy voting

A proxy vote means that you appoint someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station on Election Day, providing you appear on the electoral register.

If you don't have access to a printer, contact us and we will post a form to you.

When can I apply to vote by proxy?

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is normally six working days before an election. All applications must be received before 5pm on the polling day.

Who can be my proxy?

Anyone who is eligible to vote in the election can be your proxy. However, you can only be a proxy for up to two people who are not members of your immediate family. Your proxy can apply to vote by post on your behalf.

A relative or a friend has been suddenly incapacitated or taken ill. Can I vote on their behalf?

You can apply to vote by emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day.


This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information, see The Level 2 Fair Processing Notice or contact Trafford Council’s Audit & Assurance Section on (0161) 912 2000.