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Elections and voting
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Voting by proxy

If you are not able to vote in person, you can apply to have someone vote for you - this person is known as a proxy. Your proxy then votes at your local polling station, or they can ask to vote for you by post.

More information about voting by post

How to apply to vote by proxy

The application form to vote by proxy is available to download below -

You can return the form to us by post, fax or in person.

Deadline to apply to vote by proxy

Please note that completed proxy application forms must be received no later that 5pm six working days before the election.

Registering to vote anonymously

If you feel your safety may be at risk if your details were published on the voters list, you can register anonymously.

More information about registering anonymously

What happens after you have voted

  • when the voting has closed at 10pm the postal votes are scanned
  • the postal votes and the votes in the sealed ballot boxes are counted at the count venue (Hull City Hall)
  • the total number of votes cast is counted first which should be the same number that was issued at the polling station
  • the votes are then counted in favour of the candidates
  • each candidate is allowed to be present at the count. They are also allowed to appoint counting agents to observe the count to check that it is done correctly
  • if the result is close a candidate can request a recount, however the returning officer makes the decision whether this happens
  • when the count has finished the results are given to the returning officer who will make the official declaration

What happens after the declaration

  • the counted ballot papers are packaged up and held securely for 12 months
  • the packages can only be opened and re-inspected by an order of an election court in the event that the result of the election is challenged

Contact us

Electoral services
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street
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Tel: 01482 300 300
Fax: 01482 614 804
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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