Can't get to the polling station?

Published: Thursday, 19th April 2018

So, you're registered to vote but you can't make it to your polling station on 3 May to vote in the local election. What can you do?

There's still time to apply for a proxy vote. This means you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station.

You need to apply for a proxy vote no later than 5pm on Wednesday 25 April. You will need to support your application with a reason, for example you might be away on holiday on polling day. This is detailed on the application form, which you can download from the Your Vote Matters website or you can request one by phoning Oxford City Council on 01865 249811. 

Oxford City Council Returning Officer Anita Bradley, said: "If you know you're not going to be able to get down to the polling station, there's no reason to miss out. There is still time to arrange for someone to vote on your behalf with a proxy vote. But don't delay. You've only got until 25 April." 

After 5pm on 25 April, it is still possible to appoint a proxy because of unforeseen illness, physical incapacity or work reasons (up to 5pm on polling day, 3 May). Please contact Oxford City Council for information on applying for a proxy under these circumstances.