Not going to be able to vote in person?

Emergency Proxy Vote

If you were planning on voting in person on 2 May but now won't be able to because you have been called away for work or you personally have a medical emergency, you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy. This means you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf. You can only apply for an emergency proxy for one of two reasons:

  • You have been called away unexpectedly for work
  • A medical emergency relating to you - you can't get an emergency proxy due to a medical emergency involving a friend or relative

In both cases, you must have become aware that you won't be able to go to the polling station after 5pm on Wednesday 24 April. This was the deadline to apply for an ordinary proxy vote.

You will need a qualified person to support your application. Details are included on the application form. Your application must be received by Breckland Council by 5pm on polling day.

More information and downloadable emergency proxy application forms are available from the Your Vote Matters website.

 

Voting by Post

To vote by post, you must be registered to vote before midnight on Friday 12 April 2019 and your completed application to vote by post must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 15 April 2019. Your postal vote is sent to the address you choose.

Download a postal vote application form

Completed  applications can be emailed as an attachment to elections.

If an elector has an existing postal, postal proxy or proxy vote and wishes to cancel or amend it the deadline to do so is 5.00pm on Monday 15 April 2019.

 

Postal Vote Packs for Postal Voters and Postal Proxy Voters

  • Applications to vote by post (post & postal proxy) received before or on 15 March 2019 will be despatched on or around 10 April 2019.
  • Applications to vote by post (post & postal proxy) received after 15 March 2019 and before 5.00pm on Monday 15 April 2019 will be despatched on or around 18 April 2019.

Postal vote packs are despatched directly from the printers and cannot be picked up from the Breckland Council Office.

Postal vote packs are sent out as 1st class mail and have 1st class return envelopes.

Please note:

The dates of despatch of postal vote packs can change and are subject to Royal Mail delivery times.

If there is a chance that you will not be at your address to receive your postal vote pack and have enough time to return it and for it to be received before the election closes on 2 May 2019 then appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf is recommended.

 

Voting by Proxy

If you are unable to vote in person, someone you trust who's registered to vote, can vote for you. Your proxy can either go to your local polling station on your behalf, or can apply to vote for you by post.

To vote by proxy, you must be registered to vote before midnight on Friday 12 April 2019 and your completed application to vote by proxy must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019. 

Download a proxy vote application form

Completed  applications can be emailed as an attachment to elections.

If you would like an application form for a proxy to vote by post please email elections.

If an elector has an existing postal, postal proxy or proxy vote and wishes to cancel or amend it the deadline to do so is 5.00pm on Monday 15 April 2019.

Last updated: 24/04/2019 16:57:25