Ways to vote
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 complete the Apply to vote by post form
There are a few ways you can complete it and return it to us
- You can print the form, sign it and scan or photograph it then email it to email@example.com
- If you have a PDF reader on your phone or computer you can complete the form electronically, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do provide an electronic signature, it is important that it is an accurate representation of the signature you make in wet ink (by hand). If not, you could risk your postal vote being rejected later.
- You can print the form and return it to us by post: 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.
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.