Apply for a proxy vote
If you can't vote in person on election day you can ask someone to do it on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.
You can ask anyone to act as your proxy as long as they're registered to vote and can vote in the same type of election. A proxy can only vote on behalf of two other people, unless they're close family members.
You must give the reason that you can't vote in person when you apply.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy in the May elections is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.