Changes to postal and proxy voting
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Applications to vote by post and proxy in an election now require a national insurance number to be provided.
This is due to a change to electoral law which requires electors to verify their identity when making an application.
Electors will have the option to apply for a postal vote, (and some types of proxy vote) via a new central government online system.
Postal voters will also need to reapply to vote by post every three years and will receive a reminder when their renewal is due.
There will be some changes to proxy voting too – electors will only be able to act as a proxy for up to two people living in the UK. Electors voting on behalf of UK voters who live overseas can act as a proxy for up to four people.
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