22 November 2019 Council and democracy

If you’re not registered, you can’t vote

There’s only a few days left if you want to register to be able to vote in the General Election on Thursday 12 December.

Register to vote by 26 November

If you are not already registered to vote, you need register by Tuesday 26 November at www.gov.uk/registertovote  

It only takes a few minutes and you will need your National Insurance number which can be found on your payslip or letters about benefits or tax. 

If you have have not moved and your details haven't changed since you last registered, or you responded to the Household Enquiry Form that was sent to residents in July, you will be registered. If you are not sure, contact the electoral services team to find out.

Apply for a postal vote by 26 November

If you can’t get to your polling station on 12 December, or don’t want to go to a polling station, you can apply to vote by post.

You must first be registered to vote and then you must make sure your postal vote application form gets to the Electoral Services team at Hove Town Hall by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. You can return the application form in the post, drop it off in person, or email a scanned copy of the form to electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Completed postal votes must get back to us by 12 December. Please consider how long it will take to get back to us in the post. Overseas voters may want to consider using a proxy vote instead. 

Apply for a proxy vote by 4 December

If you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote at your polling station for you.

To apply for a proxy vote, you must complete a form and return it to the Electoral Services team by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

Find out more

For more information about who is eligible to vote, registering, applying for postal vote, or to find out who the candidates are, please go to the elections pages on our website.

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