Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643643
Text Relay:
18001 01656 643643
Fax: 01656 668126
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Opening times
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

How to find us

How Do I Vote?

In Person

Visit your local polling station and vote in person. If you are already on the electoral register you will receive a poll card before the election telling you where and when to vote.

Polling hours are 7am – 10pm.

By Post

A postal vote ballot paper can be sent to the voter’s home address or an alternative address. If you have a postal vote you will NOT be allowed to vote in person at a polling station.

                                       Download Postal Vote Application Form


By Proxy

A Proxy is someone who is appointed by you to vote on your behalf at an election. A proxy must be at least 18 years old on polling day, registered on the electoral register and be entitled to vote for that election.

No one may act as a proxy for more than two people at the same election, unless he or she is the spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of the voter.

There are two types of proxy voting:

  • Permanent Proxy Voting - only available to registered electors on the grounds of health, employment or full time education commitments.
                                     Download Permanent Proxy Form
  • Temporary proxy voting - is available to any registered elector for any reason. Applications are made for a specific election.
                                    Download Temporary Proxy Form

What happens after I’ve appointed a proxy?

  • If your application to vote by proxy is successfully received and processed your proxy must go to your local polling station to vote.  If your proxy would like to vote by post for you please contact the office on 01656 643296 or
  • Your proxy will be sent a proxy poll card, telling them where and when to vote on your behalf. You should let your proxy know how you want them to vote for you, i.e. which candidate, party or outcome.
  • If it turns out you are able to go to the polling station on Polling Day, you can vote in person as long as your proxy has not already done so or has not applied to vote for you by post.


Emergency Proxy - Medical, Occupation or Employment Reasons

If you have a medical emergency or you are not able to attend the polling station in person for reasons relating to your occupation, service or employment and you only became aware of this after 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017 then you can apply to vote by emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day.

Your application to vote by proxy must be supported. More information on this is provided on the application form.


                                Download a Medical Emergency Proxy Form


      Download an Occupation, Service or Employment Emergency Proxy Form




Last Updated: 07/11/2017
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