UK Parliamentary General election – Thursday 12 December 2019

The next UK Parliamentary General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Mid Sussex District Council will be administering the election for the Mid Sussex Constituency – Some voters in the north and south of the district are in the parliamentary constituencies of Horsham, and Arundel & South Downs. You may check here which constituency you are in.

To be able to vote you must be registered. If you are not already registered, please register to vote on GOV.UK. You must register by 26 November 2019. This deadline has now passed.

Once you are registered, you can choose how you will cast your vote. You may do this in person in the polling station, or by post, or ask someone to vote on your behalf as a proxy.

To vote by post you must download, print, complete and return an application form – we must receive this by 5pm on 26 November 2019. This deadline has now passed.

To vote by proxy you must download, print, complete and return an application form – we must receive this by 5pm on 4 December 2019. Find out more about voting by proxy.

When will I receive my polling card?

Poll cards will be sent out around 8 November 2019 to anyone registered to vote by 1 November. Anyone registered after that date will receive a poll card later on.

You do not need to take your poll card with to vote but it can helps the process if you do.

Postal vote dispatch dates

Postal vote packs will be issued around 22 November 2019 to anyone who has a postal vote arrangement in place by 14 November 2019. The final batch of postal vote packs will be sent out around 27 November 2019.

Election Documents & Notices

Throughout the election period we will publish certain election documents and statutory notices here:

Mencap easy read guide

The accessible guide uses clear language and pictures to explain what a general election is, how to register to vote, and how to cast your vote on election day.

Future Elections

The District Council (MSDC) must administer elections for all tiers of government and any national or local referenda that may arise. By-elections can occur at any time, for example if an elected representative dies, resigns or is no longer qualified to hold their office.

The following elections are scheduled to occur in the coming years:

  • Police & Crime Commissioner – May 2020
  • West Sussex County Council – May 2021

Details of any unscheduled vacancies will appear as they arise at Councillor Vacancies.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477003
Email: elections@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 28 November 2019