People reminded to register to vote ahead of elections

The deadline is approaching for Lewes residents who wish to vote in East Sussex County Council elections on May 4 but are not yet on the electoral register.

 People have until Thursday, April 13, to register to vote and this can be done online in less than five minutes by visiting

Anyone who fails to register will not be able to vote. Once registered, you will receive a poll card that includes details of where to go to cast your vote.

For voters unable to get to the polling station on May 4, postal voting is an easy and convenient method.

To do this, you must submit a postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday, April 18.

Another way to cast your vote if unable to attend a polling station is by proxy. These applications must be made by 5pm on Tuesday, April 25.

For more details about ways of voting visit

Story published on 16 March 2017