There is going to be a General Election on 12th December and we all know what the weather could be like on that day. It may well be a pleasant mild day but equally we could have snow, ice, fog or rain. The latter conditions may make it difficult for many electors to go to the polling station on the day but there is the option of a postal vote.
If you have a postal vote you will be able to cast your ballot in the comfort of your own home. Applications for postal votes must be lodged at the relevant election office no later than 5 00pm on Tuesday 26th November but don’t leave it until the last minute.
If you will be away on polling day, at work or on holiday, are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can still exercise your democratic right to vote. You may have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address.
You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.
If you vote in Rochford you can obtain the application for postal voting by clicking HERE
If you vote in Basildon you can obtain the application for postal voting by clicking HERE
To find out more about voting by post, please visit the Government's official site. Simply print the form out, complete the details and send it to the local Electoral Registration Officer at your local council's offices as shown in the form(s) above:
If you have any other question please contact your respective councils as shown below.
Rochford District Council
Council Offices, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW
Tel: 01702 546 366
Basildon District Council
Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL
Tel: 01268 533 333