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Voting by Proxy

If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by proxy, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.

To request a proxy application form please download a form for a proxy vote application and please return to:

Returning Officer
Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet

Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can appoint another person on the register to vote on their behalf; this person is then known as a proxy voter. The number of people that a proxy can vote on behalf of is restricted if the proxy is not related to the applicant. However if the proxy is directly related i.e. mother, father, brother or sister the proxy is able to vote on behalf of them all.

All proxy vote application must be received by 5pm, 6 working days before polling day.  However proxy applications on certain emergency grounds can be applied for up to 5pm on polling day.  Please contact the elections team if a situation has arisen and you are no longer able to get to your polling station