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How do I vote?


In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote. How you vote is up to you.

It may depend on what you find easiest or the most convenient method. Most people vote in person at a polling station.

However, if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (where someone else votes on your behalf). You can find out further information on the About My Vote Website (opens new window). 

Please note that certain deadlines apply to registering to vote, and applying to vote by post or proxy, so get your application completed and returned in good time, before any election.

Click on the links below, to download application forms from the Electoral Commission:

  • Application Form to Vote by Post (opens new window)
  • Application to Vote by Proxy (opens new window)
  • Application Form to Register as a Service Voter (opens new window)
  • Application Form to Register as a Crown Servant (opens new window)
  • Overseas Electors Application Form (opens new window


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