How to vote

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Apply for a proxy vote

To ask a trusted person to vote on your behalf, you must be registered to vote and have submitted your proxy application by 5pm, 6 working days before polling day.

You can also download a paper application form which can be posted or handed into Electoral Services, North Northamptonshire Council, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.

Proxy vote by post

For your proxy to vote by post, they must complete an application to vote by post and return it by the postal vote deadline for that election.

The proxy will receive a letter, a poll card, or both, at their address depending on when they applied.

Your nominated proxy should contact the elections office to request a postal proxy application once they have been appointed.

Emergency proxy

You can appoint an emergency proxy to vote at your polling station after the normal deadlines have passed and up to 5pm on polling day, in the following circumstances:

  • medical condition, illness or disability arising after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications
  • mental health patient detained under civil powers
  • occupation, service, or employment means you cannot go to the polling station in person, and you became aware of this after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications has closed
  • your intended Voter ID is lost, stolen, damaged or not received

To check if you can apply for an emergency proxy vote, you must contact your local elections office as soon as you can, after the normal proxy deadline has passed.

Last updated 31 October 2023