The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 27 April.
If you know that you won’t be able to get to the polling station on polling day, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy.
Someone can be your proxy if they are:
- aged 18 or over
- registered to vote
- able to get to your polling station on polling day
- eligible to vote in the election
Your proxy does not have to be related to you.
At the same election, someone can only be a proxy for their close relatives, plus two other people.
The elections on 6 May are an opportunity to vote on Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner. There will also be a poll in the relevant area for the Wolvercote Neighbourhood Plan.