Those unable to vote in person can choose to appoint a 'proxy voter' to vote on their behalf at elections. Applicants are required to complete and return the relevant form providing the reason for which they require a proxy vote. A proxy voter can be nominated for a particular election, for a set period of time or for all future elections. Application forms and further information can be obtained from the Electoral Commission website.
Applications can also be obtained by:
Completed application forms should be returned to the Electoral Registration Officer, Rutland County Council, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HP.
The deadline for receipt of proxy applications is 5pm on the sixth day before an election for new applications to vote by proxy. If you have an existing postal vote or proxy vote arrangement then the deadline is 5pm on the 11th day before the election. It is always advisable to submit applications as soon as possible ahead of the deadlines to assist elections staff in processing them and to ensure that your proxy arrangements are notified to you and your proxy in good time before the election date.
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