How to get an emergency proxy vote if you can’t get to a polling station.

AS Britain hits the polling stations today we're here for those who might not be able to make it there on he big day.

Here’s what to do if you find you’re unable to make it at the last minute.

 There are two situations where you will be allowed to apply for an emergency proxy vote if you are unable to make it to the polling station

There are two situations where you will be allowed to apply for an emergency proxy vote if you are unable to make it to the polling stationCredit: Rex Features

How do I apply for an emergency proxy vote?

There are two situations where you will be allowed to apply for an emergency proxy vote (getting someone to vote on your behalf.)

If you are called away for work unexpectedly or have a personal medical emergency you will be eligible.

However, medical emergencies must to apply to you – you will not be able to get an emergency proxy if loved one falls ill.

A qualified individual will need to support your application and this can be made on the application form.

To be granted an emergency proxy vote, you will need to apply by 5pm on polling day (December 12).

There are two forms you can use to apply: for the emergency proxy form for unexpected work use this form, and for medical emergenciesuse this form.

For those who are able to vote today, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm – if you’re queuing outside at 10pm, you will still be allowed to vote.

To find out where your designated polling station is, check your polling card or visit the About My Vote website.

What is voting by proxy?

Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf.

You can only vote by proxy if this applies to you:

  • You're away on election day
  • You have a medical issue or disability that would stop you voting in person
  • You have work or military commitments that would stop you voting in person
 The regular vote by proxy deadline is December 4

The regular vote by proxy deadline is December 4Credit: Getty - Contributor

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