Voting in person, postal and proxy voting

Everything you need to know about how to vote in person and and how to apply for a postal or proxy vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

Voting by post

If you cannot get to your local polling station on the day of an election you can vote by post

Voting in person

You can vote in person at your local poll station

Voting by proxy

You can request a proxy vote if you want someone else to vote on your behalf because you can't get to your polling station on polling day

Elections Act 2022

Implications for voters, candidates, and political parties

The Voter Authority Certificate Service

If want to vote in the 2023 elections and you do not have any of the accepted photographic ID available, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate specific for the purpose of voting.

Voter photo ID at elections

What identification you will need to vote in person at polling stations on election day