Have you registered to vote? Today is the deadline!
This Friday 12 April is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming elections, which will take place in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 2 May.
If you wish to vote in the local elections but are unsure how to do so, keep on reading to find out the answers to some of the most common questions.
How do I register to vote?
The easiest and quickest way to do it is to register online. Simply visit this website and enter your personal details and National Insurance Number (it can be easily found on your payslips or tax letters).
Am I eligible to vote?
You can vote as long as you are registered. To do so, you need to be a resident of Brighton & Hove, be 18 or over (or will be by the 2nd of May), and be a UK, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen. If you are still unsure about your eligibility, you can visit the Your Vote Matters website.
I want to vote but I can’t get to the polling station. What are my alternatives?
You can still vote. There are two ways to do so:
- Postal vote: you need to download a fill in a form, which will have to be sent back to the Elections Team no later than Monday 15 April;
- Proxy vote: you can ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf. To do so, you will have to fill in a form and return it to the Elections Team by Wednesday 22 April.
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