Find out who can help you enrol to vote, and how you can act on behalf of someone who can’t complete their enrolment form.
Getting someone to help you enrol
You can ask someone you know to help you enrol, or ask your local registrar of electors.
A support person can help you complete your form
You can ask a support person, such as a friend or family member, to help you complete your enrolment form, or to complete your form for you.
It’s best to enrol early as it makes voting much easier and faster, but you can also enrol on election day. Your support person can help you enrol at your local voting place or help you to enrol online. If you enrol online on election day, you’ll be sent a confirmation email. Take the email with you to your voting place.
Whichever way you enrol, you need to sign the form. If you can’t complete or sign the form because of a physical or mental impairment, ask your support person to read the information further down this page, as they may be able to act on your behalf.
Ask your local registrar of electors to help you
Your local registrar of electors looks after the electoral roll for the area you live in. They’re available to help you enrol and answer your questions about enrolling.
Before you contact a registrar, you’ll need to know which electorate you live in.
Once you know your electorate, find the contact details for your local registrar and get in touch.
If you're acting on behalf of someone who can’t complete their enrolment form
If you know someone who can’t complete and sign their enrolment form because of a physical or mental impairment, you may be able to help.
Helping someone with a physical impairment
If you’re enrolled to vote, you can complete and sign an enrolment form for someone who can’t do it themselves because of a physical impairment. Write ‘Elector with physical impairment — signed by their direction’ next to your signature.
You can also complete and sign the form if you have power of attorney. Write ‘Elector with physical impairment — power of attorney’ next to your signature.
You can upload the completed form, or email it to us.
Helping someone with a mental impairment
You can complete and sign an enrolment form for someone who can’t do it themselves because of a mental impairment if you:
- are enrolled to vote
- have enduring power of attorney
- are the person’s appointed welfare guardian.
You’ll need to complete another form
You’ll also need to fill in another form so we can contact you as the representative of the person with a mental impairment. Contact us for a form:
Freephone: 0800 36 76 56
Upload or email both forms to us:
Contact us if you have any questions
Contact us if you have any questions about completing an enrolment form on somebody else’s behalf.
Freephone: 0800 36 76 56