On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents across Mid Sussex will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the West Sussex County Council and will also elect a Police & Crime Commissioner for the Sussex Police Area.
The elections will take place at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health. Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May. However, we are working hard with HM Government, the Electoral Commission, the wider electoral community and public health authorities to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote.
REGISTER TO VOTE
To vote in the elections - either at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy - you must first be registered to vote. If you are not already registered to vote in Mid Sussex, perhaps because you have recently moved into the area, you can do so online in just 5 minutes. You can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSTAL VOTE
To then apply to vote by post you need to download, print and fill in a postal vote application form. Visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/postalvoting to download the form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to our electoral services team. You may scan and email completed applications to: email@example.com
If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply to do this now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.
If you can’t cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote or can apply to vote for you by post.
To apply for a proxy vote, complete the form to vote by proxy, explaining why you can't go to your polling station in person. This form is also available on the council’s website.
For further information about the May elections visit: midsussex.gov.uk/elections Email the electoral services team: firstname.lastname@example.org Or telephone: 01444 477003