Election news and results

Published: 06 April 2021

Local elections May 2021: Everything you need to know

Horsham District Council sent this bulletin at 06-04-2021 09:10 AM BST

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Election news and results

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Register to vote ahead of the May elections

Don't lose your vote. To take part in the West Sussex County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must make sure that you are registered to vote by Monday 19 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 you have recently moved to the Horsham District or have 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 on the Government website by following the button below.

Register to vote

Other elections are taking place on 6 May

Elections for the following will also take place on 6 May:

  • Neighbourhood Planning Referendums for Ashington, Billingshurst, Bramber, Henfield Parish, Rudgwick, Rusper Parish, Shipley Parish, Southwater, Upper Beeding Parish and West Grinstead.
  • District Council Trafalgar Ward By-election
  • Steyning Parish Council By-election

View information about all upcoming elections

How we are making polling stations safe

Keeping polling stations safe

Ahead of the May elections, our team are working exceptionally hard to make sure that all polling stations are COVID compliant and safe for voters.

This may mean that your polling station for these elections has changed. We will be sending your poll card with all the details that you need as soon as we can, so please look out for it.

If your polling station has changed from your normal venue we apologise for this inconvenience, but we have carried out risk assessments and have chosen the venues that we feel work best for these elections.

Find out how we are making polling stations safe

Other ways to vote

Vote in person, by post or proxy

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 Tuesday 20 April. The deadline for appointing a proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

You can apply for both on the Council's website or by contacting the Electoral Services team.

Vote by post

Vote by proxy