Being away for the forthcoming County Council election needn’t stop you having a vote – but you need to act now if you want someone to vote on your behalf.
If you’re unable to vote in person at the election, which is being held on Thursday 4 May, you can ask someone to vote for you. This is known as a proxy vote.
The deadline for new proxy vote applications for the County Council election is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
A proxy vote can be granted if you’re unable to go to your polling station because:
- you’ll be away
- you’ll be at work
- you’ll be attending a course
- you’re disabled
- you’re living overseas
- you’re serving overseas as a member of the armed forces
- you’re a British Council employee or Crown servant (eg overseas civil service or diplomatic service)
You can ask anyone to act as your proxy, as long as they’re also registered to vote and they’re also allowed to vote in the same type of election.
You can be a proxy for two people at the same election – or more if the extra people are close relatives.
You can download a proxy vote application form from www.gov.uk/apply-vote-proxy
Due to boundary changes which come into force at this County Council election, following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, nearly all the divisions have changed in either name, size or both. So voters are reminded to double-check their poll card in case the location of their polling station has changed as a result.
For further information on the Nottinghamshire County Council election, go to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/elections or your local district or borough council website.