Proxy vote

How do I appoint someone to vote on my behalf?

Asking someone to cast your vote on your behalf is called a proxy vote. If you are unable to use postal voting or get to a polling station you can nominate someone you trust (a proxy) to cast your vote for you at a particular election. To vote by proxy in the city council, Salford Mayor and Mayor of Greater Manchester elections on Thursday 6 May, please apply by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

By law we need a signed application form to allow a proxy vote.

You can email us at elections@salford.gov.uk or call 0161 793 2500 with your name and full address, including postcode and we can post a form to you.

Or, you can download and print the proxy vote application form below, complete it fully, sign it and return it to us. Details of how to do this are below.

Download the proxy vote form (Adobe PDF format, 140kb)

How do I appoint an emergency proxy to vote on my behalf?

If an emergency has arisen and you will be unable to cast your vote on polling day you can apply for an emergency proxy vote by completing and returning to us the emergency proxy vote form from the Electoral Commission website.

The deadline for an emergency proxy vote for the city council, Salford Mayor and Mayor of Greater Manchester elections is 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

This is only for a genuine emergency. For example, something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote application deadline, such as having to self-isolate.

By law we need a signed application form to allow an emergency proxy vote.

If there is time, we can post a form to you. You can email us at elections@salford.gov.uk or call 0161 793 2500 with your name and full address, including postcode.

How to return your proxy vote or emergency proxy vote form

You can either email a scanned image of the form or a clear photograph, showing the full page, to elections@salford.gov.uk, or post to our Freepost address:

Freepost RSGE-LEUB-CLSS
Electoral Registration Officer
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA

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