Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone else (your proxy) to vote on your behalf because:
- you have an illness or health condition that means you cannot go to the polling station on election day
- you are away on holiday or your employment means you cannot go to the polling station on election day
- you are a British citizen living overseas who is registered to vote
Your proxy must be eligible to vote in the type of election concerned.
If you have appointed a proxy but then find you are able to attend the polling station yourself, you can do so providing your proxy has not already voted on your behalf.