Postal and Proxy Voting

If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day, you can apply for either a postal or proxy vote.

When deciding whether an absent vote (postal or proxy) is the best option for your circumstances, please bear in mind that although the proxy vote deadline is after the postal vote deadline, should an appointed proxy wish to vote by post, the postal proxy vote application form needs to be received by the same deadline as a standard postal vote, ordinarily 5pm on the 11th working day before the election. Proxies appointed after this time will need to vote in person at the polling station.

If you will be away from your local area due to unforeseen work reasons on election day or have a medical emergency after the closing date for a proxy application, you are able to apply for an emergency proxy which can be requested at any time up until 5pm on polling day. Please call 01306 879198 for more information.

Postal votes are normally sent seven to 10 days before the election so, if you are going away, you should consider whether you will still be at home to receive your postal vote around this time.

Absent Voting (Postal or Proxy)

If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day, you can apply for either a:

You can scan your absent vote application form and return it by email to, as long as all of its parts are visible and the signature is clear, or your application may not be accepted.

Return your signed postal/proxy application form to:


Post: Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ

Please note that you must be registered in order to have a proxy vote. If you are not sure if you are registered, call 01306 879198 to check.

Last Updated: 28/11/2019

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