- Register to vote
- The Annual Canvass
- Invitation to Register FAQs
- Who can register to vote
- Voting by post or proxy
- Voting registration forms in other languages
- Proof of identity
- Anonymous registration
- Adults with learning disabilities
- Movers and renters
- New to UK
- Transient renters and communal residences
- Young adults or 16-17 year-olds
- Public inspection of the full Register of Electors
- Registering to vote FAQs
- Privacy Notice for Electoral Services
- Further information
- Contact Electoral Services
- UK Parliamentary General Election 2019
Your voting options
If you want to vote in an election but can't attend the polling station you have two options: voting by post or by proxy. Voting by proxy means someone you trust will cast your vote for you.
For both options you need to be registered. Check if you are correctly registered by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to vote by post
Electoral Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX.
Apply to vote by proxy
Only electors who are (or are applying to be) registered individually can apply to vote by proxy.
The person you want to be your proxy:
- must be 18 or over
- must be registered individually (or are applying to be)
- cannot be a proxy for more than two people in an election or referendum, unless they are a close relative
Download and complete a form to apply to vote by proxy. There are different forms depending on your reason for needing a proxy vote. Find out more on the Electoral commission website.
For general guidance on registering to vote, visit the Register to vote page on the GOV.UK website.