Apply to vote by proxy

A proxy is when you appoint someone to vote on your behalf.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the UK Parliamentary General Election on 12 December 2019, is 5pm Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Please note: If you have a postal vote arrangement in place for the election on 12 December 2019, you cannot now change this to a proxy vote as the postal vote deadline has passed.

For further information about applying to vote by proxy and to get the application form visit

Please return your proxy vote application form to or Electoral Services, London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4EW.

December 2019 General Election registration deadlines

  • register to vote, midnight, Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • apply for a postal vote, 5pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019 (you must be registered to vote before you can receive a postal vote)
  • apply for a proxy vote, 5pm Wednesday 4 December 2019 

Polling day: Thursday 12 December, from 7am to 10pm

Get more information on the December 2019 UK Parliamentary General Election

If you haven’t received your proxy vote

If you have a permanent proxy vote arrangement, your proxy should have received the proxy polling card automatically. If they haven’t, please phone the Electoral Services on 020 8359 5577 or email

Who can vote on your behalf as proxy

Anyone can be your proxy as long as they are registered to vote in that type of election. A person can only vote as proxy at the same election for:

  • No more than two people to whom they are unrelated; and/or
  • Anyone to whom they are related as spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild.

Where to send your proxy vote application

You can return your completed proxy vote application form by email to

Or you can post it to:

Electoral Services
London Borough of Barnet
2 Bristol Avenue
Colindale NW9 4EW

Emergency proxy vote

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 election day (so long as the emergency occurred after the deadline for applying for a normal proxy vote). For more information, please contact Electoral Services on 020 8359 5577 or email

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