Postal and proxy voting

Absent vote forms

If you would prefer to vote by post or proxy at future elections please complete the relevant form.

Postal vote application form (PDF, 60KB)

Proxy vote application form (PDF, 245KB)

A person can only be a proxy for close relatives and up to two other people at an election or referendum.

Close relatives are the spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of the applicant. The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 or over and they are (or will be) registered for that election or referendum.

For the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Planning Referendum your proxy must be registered to vote in the referendum area.

If you already have a postal vote in place and wish to vote by proxy you must cancel your postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 3 October.

Your proxy will receive a proxy poll card advising when and where to vote. This is for information purposes only. Your proxy will not need to bring a poll card or identification in order to vote on your behalf.

Your proxy can apply to vote by post on your behalf, completed applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 3 October.

Sending your form

You can email your completed form to

You can send your completed form to Westminster City Council, Electoral Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 5 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR.

You can fax your form to 020 7641 2917​.

If you appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf then your proxy will need to go to your polling station to vote for you. Your proxy can apply for a postal vote to vote on your behalf instead of going to your polling station.

Signature waiver form

If you care for someone who is unable to sign the postal vote application form, they can apply for a signature waiver form.

To do this, contact Electoral Services.

Last updated: 18 September 2018
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