Get your vote in off the post

Thursday, 7 November, 2019

As East Hampshire District Council prepares for the December General Election, voters are being urged to beat the bad weather and sign up for a postal vote.

The council’s election team orchestrates the vote locally and is also responsible for encouraging a high turnout among voters.

With turnout figures often affected by bad weather on polling day voters are being advised to sign up for a postal vote this time.

Gill Kneller, EHDC Chief Executive and Returning Officer, said: “The General Election, the first December poll for almost 100 years, is being called one of the country’s most significant in living memory.

“Make sure you do not miss your chance to have your say.

“Voting by post means you can fill in your ballot paper at home and pop it in the post ahead of election day at a time that suits you.

“Alternatively, you can vote by proxy, which means you can empower someone else to vote on your behalf.

“Our team can help you have your say, so don’t miss out on the chance to vote in this historic election.”

More and more people are using postal votes as their preferred way of casting their ballot.

Postal votes can either be sent through the mail or dropped off at your polling station right up until the polls close at 10pm.

To vote by post, or by proxy, get in touch with East Hampshire District Council’s Election Team and ask for an application form.

Postal vote applications must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 and applications for proxy votes must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Those not currently registered to vote should make sure they are by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

For more information on registration go to

Contact the Elections Team on 01730 234350 or email electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk