Renfrewshire Council

Voting by post or proxy

The next local government elections take place on Thursday 4 May.

Voting by post
Anyone who is on the Register of Electors can apply to vote by post. You can apply to the Electoral Registration Officer at any time to vote by post.

In advance of an election, a deadline for postal vote applications applies. Details of the deadline for applications are contained in the poll cards issued to electors.

For the local government elections on 4 May 2017 the deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Anyone applying to be included in the Register of Electors can apply for a postal vote at the same time.

Cancelling a postal vote

If you already have a postal vote you can cancel it at any time by letting the Electoral Registration Officer know. You need to do this in writing.

In advance of an election, a deadline for the cancellation of a postal vote applies. Details of the deadline for cancellation are contained in the poll cards issued to electors.

For the local government elections on 4 May 2017 the deadline for cancelling a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Proxy voting

If you are unable to vote in person on polling day, and you do not want to vote by post, you can apply to the Electoral Registration Officer to appoint a proxy. If you appoint a proxy, that person will be able to vote on your behalf.

For the local government elections on 4 May 2017 the deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

For further information on postal or proxy voting or to apply for or cancel a postal or proxy vote, contact the Electoral Registration Officer.

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