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Unable to Vote In Person

You can request to vote by post, get somebody else to vote on your behalf or if you are unable to provide a signature apply for a waiver.

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By post

To arrange a postal vote you must be on the Register of Electors and confirmed through Individual Elector Registration. Apply for a postal vote.

Applications to vote by post must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on the 11th working day before polling day. You are required to provide personal identifiers of a signature and a date of birth. This will be stored by the Council and used to verify postal votes.

If you have been sent a postal vote, you cannot vote in person at a polling station.

If you want to cancel or modify an existing postal vote, this must be done in writing and received by 5pm on the 11th working day before poll. 

Allow someone to vote on your behalf (by proxy)

For someone to vote on your behalf (by proxy), you and your proxy must be on the Register of Electors. Apply for a proxy vote.

Applications can be made for a single election for a specified period, or indefinitely. However, you will need to give a reason for your application. Where the application is permanent, you will need to get someone to support it.

Applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on the 6th working day before poll.

You will need to tell your proxy which candidate you wish to vote for. If you change your mind and want to vote in person, you can still do so as long as your proxy has not already voted on your behalf. 

If you are unable to provide a signature (Waiver application)

You or someone on your behalf (e.g. friend, spouse, partner, family) can apply for a Waiver, giving the reason why you are unable to provide a signature or it is inconsistent. If accepted, you will not be required to provide a signature on either your postal vote or proxy vote application, or postal vote identifiers for any election.

Please contact the Elections team by emailing elections@fenland.gov.uk or calling 01354 654321 to request a Waiver Application form.