Voting and elections

Postal and proxy voting

How to request a postal or proxy vote for an election.

If you are not already on the electoral register, you must register to vote on GOV.UK before you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. 

Apply online for a postal vote

Anyone who is on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote so they do not need vote at a polling station.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the 4th July 2024 General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 19th June 2024.  

Before you start

You will need the following to apply online:

  • the address where you are registered to vote
  • your National Insurance number or other identity documents, for example a passport
  • the specific date of the election or referendum you want to make a postal vote, if you only want a one-off postal vote
  • a photo of your handwritten signature in black ink on plain white paper

If you cannot provide a signature or one that always looks the same, you may be able to apply for a postal vote signature waiver within the service. You might be asked for extra documents to identify you.

Apply online for a postal vote on GOV.UK

Other ways to apply for a postal vote

Download the paper postal vote application form via GOV.UK and return it by email to elections@liverpool.gov.uk.

If you don't have access to a printer, contact us and we will post a form to you.

Apply online for a proxy vote

A proxy vote means that you appoint someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station on Election Day, providing you appear on the electoral register.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote in the 4th July General Election 2024 is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

Before you start

You must ask the proxy's permission before you apply online. You will also need:

  • your National Insurance number or any other identity document, for example a birth certificate
  • the address where your proxy is registered to vote
  • contact details for your proxy
  • a photo of your handwritten signature in black ink on plain white paper

If you cannot provide a signature or one that always looks the same, you may be able to apply for a postal vote signature waiver within the service. You might be asked for extra documents to identify you.

Apply online for a proxy vote on GOV.UK

Other ways to apply for a proxy vote

You can download the correct paper proxy vote application form via GOV.UK and return it by email to elections@liverpool.gov.uk.

If you don't have access to a printer, contact us and we will post a form to you.