Last chance to register for a proxy vote
20 April 2017
With the local elections less than three weeks away, Norfolk residents are being encouraged to decide how they plan to cast their vote.
Anyone who cannot attend a polling station can opt for a proxy vote which means that they can appoint someone they trust to vote on their behalf. But the deadline for applications is Tuesday 25 April at 5pm.
Residents who are registered to vote can apply for a proxy vote but must provide a reason. Residents can apply for a proxy vote if:
- They are unable to go to the polling station for one particular election - for example, if they are away on holiday
- They have a physical condition that means they cannot go to the polling station on election day
- Their employment means that they cannot go to the polling station on election day
- Their attendance on an educational course means that they cannot go to the polling station on election day
- They are a British citizen living overseas
- They are a crown servant or a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces
To apply for a proxy vote residents simply complete a form, available to download from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or by calling the elections office at their District Council, and return it by post by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
The County Council elections take place on Thursday 4 May and will determine who is elected to form the new Authority and take responsibility for services such as adult social care, education, roads, waste disposal, fire and rescue, trading standards and libraries.
For more information on County Council elections visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/elections