- Category: Elections and voting
- Last Updated: 21 June 2016
If you are unable to visit the polling station on 23 June due to a medical emergency or work, you can appoint somebody to vote as your emergency proxy.
The Council is responsible for compiling the Register of Electors for the District of Ryedale. If you are not on the Electoral Register you will not be eligible to vote in any Election. A registered voter can elect to vote in person at a nominated polling station, by post or by asking someone to act as their proxy.
Emergency Proxy Vote for the EU Referendum
If you are unable to visit the polling station on 23 June due to a medical emergency or due to work, you can appoint somebody to vote as your emergency proxy (in your place). To appoint an emergency proxy you will need to complete the appropriate application form attached below.
Absent Voting Applications
Since 1 January 2007, every new absent voting application must include the applicant's signature and date of birth to be valid.
The Regulations prescribe that:
- All applications require the date of birth to be supplied in a dd/mm/yyyy format
- All applications must have the signature supplied.
- Where a postal vote is to be sent to an address other than the registered address, a reason for this redirection must be given.
- Where applicable, please give the reason why a signature is unable to be provided and the name and address of any person who has assisted the application.
These provisions are in addition to the existing requirements for absent vote applications, namely that:
- They must be in writing and be dated by the applicant
- They must include the full name of the applicant
- They must include the registration address or for a postal proxy application, the elector's name and address and the proxy's name and address
- They must include the address where the postal ballot paper should be sent, and if this is not the registration address, a reason for this re-direction
- On proxy applications, they must include the reason for the application and attestation if it is for more than a single election.
Where an applicant is unable to provide a signature, they may request that the Electoral Registration Officer waive the requirement for a signature. Any such request must include the reason(s) for it, along with the name and address of any person who has assisted the applicant with the completion of the application.
Anyone wishing to make an application for an emergency proxy vote should contact Democratic Services on the details below.
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