Local Elections are just five weeks away – are you ready to vote?


elections With the Local District, Town and Parish elections just five weeks away, there is some important information to be aware of.

If you are thinking about standing for election, then time is running out to get your nomination paperwork into Arun District Council.  Completed nominations must be hand delivered, addressed to the Returning Officer at Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF, no later than 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. We encourage candidates to submit their nominations as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush and enable the administrative process to run as efficiently as possible.

Nigel Lynn, Returning officer for the Arun District said “Making sure you able to vote in these elections is vital, and these days, it is the public’s personal responsibility to ensure they have registered.. Checking if they are registered and taking steps to register if they aren’t, means the difference between being able to vote or not.”

To make sure that you are able to vote, visit the Arun District Council Website at . You can either follow the links there to register online, or to request a registration form. To be able to vote in this election you must make sure that your registration application is received by Arun District Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, Nigel Lynn by 12 April at the latest.

Voters can choose to place their vote either at a polling station, or by a postal or proxy vote.

If you are planning to use a postal vote, please be aware that if your application is received before 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019 your postal pack will be sent first class on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

If your application arrives between 30 March 2019 and 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019 (the deadline) your pack will be posted to you first class on Thursday 18 April 2019.

If you are going to be away when we send the postal pack out to you, we can send it to your holiday/work destination (we just need you to let us know the address). Alternatively, you can apply for someone to vote on your behalf as your proxy. Please call our helpline on 01903 737616 for further details.