If you qualify, we record on the electoral register that you want to vote by proxy.
Shortly before an election, we send your proxy a Proxy Poll Card giving them your registration details and authority to vote on your behalf.
Your proxy will have to go to your polling station on election day with the proxy poll card and ask for a ballot paper to vote on your behalf. The presiding officer will know that you have appointed a proxy because the register will be marked to show this. Your proxy will be given your ballot paper and can cast your vote. It is up to you to tell your proxy who to vote for.
You must be able to trust that they will follow your instructions.