Ways you can vote

Voting by Proxy

To vote by proxy you must complete a proxy vote application form.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is six working days before polling day.

If you already have a postal vote, you must cancel this before you can appoint a proxy to vote for you.

If you only need a proxy vote for one election, you do not need support for your application. You must state why you need a proxy vote for that specific election. For example, because you will be on holiday on polling day.

You can apply for a long-term proxy vote if you are:

  • A registered service voter
  • A registered overseas elector
  • A registered elector who has a physical disability
  • A registered elector who is away from home due to employment or education commitments

You must meet certain conditions to get a long-term proxy vote. Your application must also have support from a relevant person. For example, a healthcare professional if you are applying because of a disability.

You can access an application form using the link below.

Completed forms should be returned to:


(no address or stamp required)

Apply to vote by proxy