Postal votes are available to anyone who wants one, provided they are on the Electoral Register. You may set one up on a permanent basis or temporarily for a specific election. You can also have one set up for a specific period (e.g. while a student is away at university). At the time of an election, the deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm 11 working days before polling day. Register for postal voting >>
The postal vote deadline for the general election on the 12th of December is 5pm on Tuesday the 26th of November.
A 'proxy' is someone who is appointed by you to vote on your behalf at an election. To vote by proxy you must first find someone who is willing to attend your polling station and cast your vote on your behalf. At the time of an election, the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm 6 working days before polling day.
In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the poll. Apply to vote by proxy >>
The proxy vote deadline for the general election on the 12th of December is 5pm on Wednesday the 4th of December.
Submitting your postal or proxy application
Postal and proxy vote applications cannot be submitted online and must be signed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ. Scanned copies of application forms can also be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.