13 April 2016
As poll cards and postal votes for the upcoming Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5th May are delivered across the district, Mid Sussex District Council urges residents to make sure they are registered to vote.
Have you moved home? Maybe you are recently married or divorced? Or have you turned 18 and this will be your first election? All of these changes in your circumstances will require you to update your registration before you can vote.
Registration is required by law and not registering can cause problems if you need to open a bank account, arrange a loan, some credit, or a mortgage. Registration for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election will end on the 18th of April 2016. It is worth remembering that paying for Council Tax does not mean you are automatically on the Electoral roll, these are separate processes.
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19th of April 2016. If you have applied for a postal vote and it hasn’t arrived by Friday 29th of April you should contact the Electoral Services team.
To check whether your name is on the register, or if you have any queries, contact the Electoral Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01444 477222.
You can update your details using the simple online registration form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote You will need to supply personal details, including your National Insurance number.