Lewes District Council
Tel: 01273 471600
Minicom 01273 484488
Find out who can register, which elections you can vote in and how to register to vote. Also, if you are already registered, tell us about any change in circumstances.
Voting and electoral registration within the Lewes district is handled by our Electoral Services team, regardless of the type of elections or who is up for nomination. The Electoral Services office handles all vote and election issues.
The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament to oversee the overall electoral process.
We send an electoral registration form to your home between October and January each year. Most people register or renew their electoral registration as part of this process.
You must return the electoral registration form, even if there is no change or no one is eligible to vote at your address. The form should list all the people who will be living at your address and who are eligible to vote.
Monthly Alterations to the revised Register of Electors 2013
Following the annual canvass and the publication of the revised Register of
Electors on 15 October 2012, people may register under the rolling registration procedure.
Under Rolling Registration, monthly updates are published showing the
names of those that have been added, deleted or amended since the
publication of the Register. The process is subject to strict deadlines. The
date the form is received by Electoral Services determines when the
amendments to the Register will be made.
A timetable showing the relevant dates is set out below:-
If we get your form by Your details will be changed on
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013 Friday, 1 February 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013 Friday, 1 March 2013
Monday, 11 March 2013 Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 Thursday, 25 April 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013 Monday, 3 June 2013
Friday, 7 June 2013 Monday, 1 July 2013
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 Thursday, 1 August 2013
Friday, 9 August 2013 Monday, 2 September 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013 Tuesday 1 October 2013
Thursday 10 October 2013 Friday 1 November 2013
If you are registered to vote and have recently moved house or changed your personal details, you can change inform us here.
To vote within the Lewes District you need to be over 18 years-old on or before the date of an election. You may register to vote before your birthday in preparation.
Your name needs to appear on the electoral register to state you're eligible to vote. There are certain restrictions on voting depending on the type of election taking place:
The Electoral Commissionís About My Vote website has a list of frequently asked questions about registering to vote.
Registering to vote is based on the district you live in, not by the seat you are represented by.
For example, if you live in Peacehaven, you will register to vote with Lewes District Council. However, the election (polling stations, polling cards, nomination of candidates etc) is handled by Brighton & Hove City Council.
Similarly, if you live in Polegate, you will register to vote with Wealden District Council, but the election will be handled by Lewes District Council.
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