Voting by post or proxy

Frequently Asked Questions - Voting by post or proxy

To vote by post or proxy in Northern Ireland you must complete an application form specifying the reason why you cannot go in person to vote at your polling station.

How to apply

  1. Download the application form below.
  2. Fill in the application and, if necessary, have the form attested (where another person confirms that the information provided is correct).
  3. Return the application form to your Area Electoral Office.

Indefinite postal or proxy vote

You can apply for an indefinite postal or proxy vote at any time of year. To be eligible for an indefinite postal/proxy vote you must provide a reason why you cannot reasonably be expected to go to your polling station for an indefinite period. The only acceptable reasons are disability, employment or education.