The closing date for registering to vote in the general elections is Tuesday 26 November 2019. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Proxy voting

European Parliamentary Election, South West Region, on Thursday 23 May 2019

The closing date for applying to vote by proxy for the above elections is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Voting by proxy

Voting by proxy means that you can appoint someone to vote for you if you can’t get to your local polling station on election day.

Your proxy will need to attend your polling station to vote.

You can apply for a proxy vote at any time until 5pm, 6 working days before an election excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

If you want to change or cancel a proxy arrangement, the deadline is 5pm, 6 working days before an election.

The person you want to act as your proxy must be 18 or over and registered to vote.

You can apply to vote by proxy:

  • for one election
  • a specific amount of time
  • permanently, until you tell us otherwise

If you change your mind and want to vote in person, you can, as long as your proxy has not already voted on your behalf.

You need to print off and complete the application form on the Gov.uk website and return to Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA .

Postal proxy

If your proxy lives outside the area or can’t go to your local polling station, your proxy can apply to vote by post.

Telephone 01823 358692 so that a postal proxy application form can be sent out. If your proxy decides to vote by post, you will not be able to vote in person at your polling station. 

Please return completed application forms:

By post to Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA.

In person to West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA, OR Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE.