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.
Once you have printed and completed the proxy vote application form you can either scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to: Electoral Registration, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP. Pictures of the application form cannot be accepted.
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.