Wealden District Council

Don't delay, do it today

Media Release : 17 May 2017

The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming General Election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.

Postal votes

The easiest way to apply for a postal vote is to download postal vote application form on our website, filling it in with a black pen, and posting it back to us, or scanning the completed document and emailing it back as an attachment to elections@wealden.gov.uk.

“If you are already registered to receive a postal vote for all elections, you need do nothing. A postal vote will be sent you,” said Charles Lant, District Returning Officer. “But if you won’t be around to vote in person on 8 June and would like a postal vote, you need to apply now.

“We are expecting to be sending out over 16,000 postal votes in the final week of May, and we want to make sure everyone who has applied for a postal vote, receives theirs in good time.

“People lead busy lives so it’s always best to vote as soon as your receive your postal vote, so you don’t leave it too late. Don’t delay, do it today.”

The address to post a completed postal vote application form is: Electoral Services, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2AX.

If you are not already registered to vote, you must apply by midnight on Monday 22 May to vote in the election on 8 June. You can do this by visiting https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or calling our Elections Services team on 01892 602417.

The candidates for the Wealden Parliamentary Constituency can be found of the Forthcoming Elections page of the Wealden website.

Further information about postal and proxy votes can be found on our website’s Voting and Electoral Registration page.