Postal votes

Voting by post means you can vote without needing to visit your polling station on election day.

Postal votes can be sent to addresses in the UK and abroad.

If you wish to apply for a postal vote please print off and complete our blank postal vote application form [pdf] 81KB

Please return your completed form by either:

scanning and emailing to:

or posting to:

Electoral Services
Arun District Council
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
BN17 5LF

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm, 11 working days before an election.

How to vote by post

If you have applied for a postal vote by the deadline, you will be sent a postal voting pack usually around two weeks before polling day.  

Your postal voting pack will include:

  • instructions about how to cast your vote and how to return the postal vote
  • a postal vote statement
  • two envelopes
  • the ballot paper or papers for the elections taking place

You may also find this video useful about how to complete your postal vote correctly:

Return your completed postal vote pack as soon as possible.

If you cannot post it in time, you can take it to your polling station on polling day but your postal vote must be received by 10pm.