Ways to vote

Vote by proxy

If you think you might not be able to get to the polling station on election day and don't want to apply for a postal vote, you can ask someone else to vote on your behalf as a proxy.

It is now too late to apply for a proxy vote for the May 2022 elections. The deadline was 5pm on Tuesday 26 April. 

There is a short application form that you need to complete. This will ask for your name and address, and the name and address of the person you want to vote for you. Your proxy needs to be someone who is also on the electoral register anywhere in the UK, and can be a member of your family or a friend. 

You must return this form to us at: Electoral Office, PO Box 720, Bodicote, Banbury, OX16 6LR. Alternatively you can scan and email forms to us at elections@cherwell-dc.gov.uk

It’s important to remember that your proxy will need to go to the polling station that you would normally vote in. They cannot vote in any other polling station on your behalf, but, once appointed as your proxy, they are able to apply to vote by post on your behalf. 

You can apply for a proxy vote at any time. This can be a permanent proxy for all elections, or just for a particular election.