A proxy vote allows you to name someone to cast your vote for you (like a relative or close friend).

If you appoint a person to vote on your behalf they must show their own Photo ID at the polling station. You can find out more about Voter ID here.
Any elector can apply for a proxy for a one off election by 5pm six working days before an election. You must have your National Insurance Number (or other identity documentation) and you will need to provide a copy of your handwritten signature.

The easiest way to apply for a proxy vote for a one off is online:

Apply for a proxy vote - GOV.UK

If you cannot register online, download an application form from the GOV.UK website. You will need to scan the completed form and send it as an email attachment to: postalvoting@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Alternatively you can print it out and complete your form, then return it by post to:

Electoral Services
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St Peters Square

Other reasons for having a proxy vote

There are other reasons where an elector can put a longer term proxy vote in place for example due to work, education or a disability. These forms generally require attestation (so must be signed by someone else in support) These forms can be downloaded here: Apply to vote by proxy. You can return completed forms to the email address and postal address listed above. 

Emergency proxy vote

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

These applications can be made up to 5pm on polling day.

Scanned copies of forms can be emailed to Electoral.Services@wolverhampton.gov.uk or post to Electoral Services, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH