Voting by post or proxy

To vote by post or proxy (where you appoint someone to vote on your behalf) 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.

Temporary postal or proxy vote for the Carrick Castle by-election on 18 October 2018

The deadline for applying to vote by post or proxy at the Carrick Castle by-election on 18 October is 5.00pm on Friday 28 September 2018.

Applications to vote by post or proxy should be sent to the following address:

Absent Voting Unit
2nd Floor, St Anne's House
15 Church Street
Belfast BT1 1ER

Tel: 028 9044 6668

Application form for a temporary postal or proxy vote for the Carrick Castle by-election (PDF)

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.