To be really annoyed I can't vote!

(11 Posts)
Sidalee7 Tue 05-May-15 22:53:32

I have to go to Glasgow for a meeting on Thursday. Flight leaves at 7, not back until 10. I'm too late for a postal vote.

I feel really really annoyed...is there any way I can go to a different polling station. In Scotland even though I'm from London?

ToBeeOrNot Tue 05-May-15 22:57:39

Could you get a proxy vote?

NoMoreMissusNiceGuy Tue 05-May-15 22:58:11

You might be able to vote by proxy.
Have a look at AboutMyVote.co.uk .

Sidalee7 Tue 05-May-15 22:59:07

Ooh, what is a proxy vote?

Sidalee7 Tue 05-May-15 23:03:01

Thanks both - will apply for an emergency proxy.

redexpat Wed 06-May-15 09:15:13

I'm an overseas voter and the form hasnt reached me yet, so I'll not get to vote either. sad I should have registered sooner, but I dont really understand why more than 2 weeks on I've not got anything, whereas anything my mum sends gets here in 4 days flat.

ilovesooty Wed 06-May-15 09:18:31

Emergency proxy - good luck!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 06-May-15 09:24:05

redexpat postal votes tend to go out quite late as the ballot papers cannot be printed until all the candidates have declared.

Next time round get yourself a proxy vote/postal proxy.

Waggamamma Wed 06-May-15 14:47:30

I was in labour during the referendum and managed to get a proxy vote. You do need to meet certain conditions to get one though. i.e unforseen emergency.

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 06-May-15 14:50:38

I can't vote either. I'm an overseas voter and my papers never arrived. DH got his though.

Sidalee7 Thu 07-May-15 23:06:48

I got an emergency proxy and my mum voted for me! Thanks all...

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