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Ways to vote

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the elections on 6 May is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April. You must also be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19 April.

Vote by post

If you know in advance that you will be unable to get to a polling station on election day, voting by post is an easy and convenient way to vote.

To apply for a postal vote, please download and complete the Apply to vote by post form and return it to Elections team, Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL. For each election, a deadline date is published after which it is not possible to issue postal votes.

Apply for a postal vote

How to vote by post

Postal ballot papers are sent out 7-10 days before an election. If this clashes with dates of holiday or absence, you may wish to consider a proxy vote instead.

When you receive your postal vote papers, mark a cross (X) against the name of the candidate you wish to elect and seal your ballot paper in the ballot paper envelope. Sign the Postal Vote Statement and replace both the statement and the ballot paper envelope into the return envelope supplied.

Place the return envelope in the post yourself or hand-deliver it to the Horsham District Council offices. If you can't do that, give it to somebody you know and trust to post it for you. You can also return your postal vote in person at any polling station on the day of the election.

Priority post boxes

Royal Mail manage Priority Post Boxes with later collection times to offer an enhanced collection services. If you have applied for a postal vote, you can find priority boxes in your area by visiting the Royal Mail website.