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Voting by post or proxy

Voting by post or proxy

Postal voting gives you the option of voting by post rather than visiting a polling station.

A proxy is where you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf either at your polling station or by post. If you want to appoint a proxy you'll need to provide a reason why, for example, you're on holiday or in hospital.

To apply to vote by post or proxy download a generic application form here.

Once you have got the form and completed it please return it to us by:

  • Posting it to Electoral Services, Buxton Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton, SK17 6EL
  • or scan and email to

If you need help with this or have any queries please email or call 0345 129 4851

Cancelling a postal or proxy vote

If you need to cancel your postal / proxy vote, you need to contact us either by e-mail or in writing.

  • By e-mail:
  • In writing: Elections, High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL

Overseas electors

If you are a British citizen living abroad you can apply to be an overseas voter.

You must have been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years and be eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections. If you were too young to register when you left the UK you can still register as an overseas voter. You can do this if your parent or guardian was registered to vote in the UK as long as you left the UK no more than 15 years ago.