Apply for a Postal or Proxy vote

You must be registered to vote...

Before you can apply for a Postal or Proxy vote, you must be registered to vote.  You can register to vote online on the Gov.UK website - You must provide your name, address, date or birth and national insurance number. Providing this information makes the registration process more secure.

If you have already registered to vote then click on the down arrows below for more information on Postal and Proxy Voting.

Voting by post

It is possible to vote by post in an election. However to vote by post you will have to be registered under IER. If you apply to vote by post you will receive a postal pack (ballot paper, postal voting statement and return envelopes) at the address you have requested.

You will not be able to vote at a polling station. However it is possible to hand your complete postal pack into a polling station within the Fife Council area if you are unable to post it in time.

Someone voting on your behalf (a proxy vote)

If you can't vote in person, you can apply to vote by proxy. However to vote by proxy you will have to be registered under IER, as will the person you ask to vote on your behalf. Anyone can be your proxy as long as they are eligible to vote in the election and are willing to vote on your behalf.

You have to provide a reason for needing a proxy vote.

For example:

  • you are going away on holiday
  • you have a physical condition that prevents you from getting to the polling place
  • the kind of work you do means you can't get to the polling station
  • you have to attend an educational course
  • you are a Crown Servant or a member of Her Majesty's Armed force.

To apply for a proxy vote please complete the correct form which you’ll find here. Return it to Fife Council’s Electoral Registration Team.

Contact details are at the bottom of this page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Postal Voting FAQs

Postal Voting FAQs.



Electoral Registration
Tel: 03451 55 55 11 Contact Electoral Registration online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT
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