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Get ready for county council elections

Residents cast their votes in the general election at the polling station in the Botolph Arms pub on Oundle Road

Residents cast their votes in the general election at the polling station in the Botolph Arms pub on Oundle Road

Elections for 71 West Sussex County Council seats will take place in the Horsham District in May next year.

County Council elections take place every four years and all 71 seats will be up for election in five months’ time on Thursday May 2 2013.

Polling stations will open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday May 2 2013.

There are 12 divisions up for election in the Horsham District area for the West Sussex County Council elections, these are: Billingshurst, Bramber Castle, Henfield, Holbrook, Horsham Hurst, Horsham Riverside, Horsham Tanbridge and Broadbridge Heath, Pulborough, Roffey, Southwater and Nuthurst, Storrington and Warnham and Rusper.

Horsham District Council manages the electoral register for voters in the Horsham District and residents are only able to vote in an election if their name is on the electoral register.

The timetable for the election starts on Monday March 25 2013, which is the last day for publication of the notice of election.

Voters can apply for a new postal vote, change or cancel an existing postal vote or postal proxy facility or apply to be added to the electoral register up until Wednesday April 17 2013.

Those who want to make a new application to vote by proxy (appoint someone else to vote on their behalf) or to change or cancel an existing proxy vote (except postal proxies and medical emergencies) have until 5pm on Wednesday April 24 2013.

For more information, please contact Horsham District Council’s Electoral Services team by calling 01403 215126 or email elections@horsham.gov.uk

 

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