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Voting by post or proxy

General Election - 12th December 2019

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5.00pm Tuesday 26th November 2019.

The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5.00pm Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Cancellations of existing postal or proxy arrangements must be received by 5.00pm on 26 November 2019.

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.

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: elections@highpeak.gov.uk

In writing: Elections, High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL
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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.