Last chance to vote by proxy in May elections

20 April 2016

Brent residents who are unable to make it to a polling station on May 5 and who have missed the postal vote deadline have a third way to have their say - vote by proxy.

 

A proxy vote is where a resident who is registered to vote appoints a person to attend a polling station on election day and cast a vote on their behalf.

 

Details on how to apply for a proxy vote, which residents will need to do by Tuesday 26 April 2016, can be found online at www.brent.gov.uk/votebyproxy

 

Carolyn Downs, Returning Officer for Brent and Harrow, said:

 

"Voting is both a democratic right and a civic responsibility which is why it is important that everyone who is eligible to vote does so.

"If you are unable to make it to your local polling station on election day and have missed the postal vote application deadline, then apply for a proxy vote instead and ensure you have your say."

 

Brent residents take to the polls on May, 5 to have their say in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.

 

Kilburn residents will also be taking to the polls on the same day to elect a new representative to Brent Council, following the death of Tayo Oladapo after a long illness.