Horsham District Council is encouraging as many residents as possible to take part in the district Council elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

In order to vote in the elections, residents must make sure that that they are registered to vote by Friday 12 April. Anyone already registered to vote will receive their poll card in early April. If you are not registered, you cannot vote and your credit rating may be affected.

If anyone has recently moved to the District or has just turned 18, there is still time to get on to the electoral register in time for the election.

Registering is quick and easy and can be done online here at any time. If you are unable to register online, a paper form can be requested by contacting the council’s Electoral Services team.

Parish council elections will also take place on 2 May. These are the first elections to take place using new ward boundaries following a review last year. This means that some households are now in a different ward from previous years. HDC are also using new polling stations this year, and voters are encouraged to check their poll cards carefully or visit find your polling station webpage to make sure you know which polling station you can vote in.

Electors who are unable to vote at the polling station can apply for a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Monday 15 April. Postal votes will be sent out from Tuesday 16 April. The deadline for appointing a proxy is 5pm on Monday 24 April. Both forms are available on the Horsham District Council website or can be requested from Electoral Services. To find out how to register or find out more about voting in the election, visit the council’s website, email elections@horsham.gov.uk , or call the Electoral Services team on 01403 215126.