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Upcoming elections

 For details of upcoming elections and referendums in Lewes and Eastbourne, please select the relevant council tab.

District, Town and Parish Elections 

District, Town and Parish Council elections are due to be held on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Monday, 18th March 2019
  • Candidate Nominations Open - Tuesday, 19th March 2019 – Please call 01273 085193 to secure an appointment to submit completed nomination forms
  • Candidate Nominations Close – 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 – Do not submit nominations close to the deadline as errors can make them invalid with no time for issues to be resolved
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Friday, 12th April 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019

If your name is on the electoral register and you are 18 or over, then you should receive a poll card in the post around the 25 March 2019. The poll card will give you information about the date of the election, the hours of poll and the name of your polling station. Your poll card is for information only so don't worry if you lose it or forget it, you can still vote without it.

Find your polling station

Mencap and the Electoral Commission have produced an easy read guide to voting in the May local elections for people with a learning disability. Go to the Mencap website to download the Easy Read Guide.


European Parliamentary Election

The government has made it clear that it intends to leave the European Union before the date of the European Parliamentary elections. However, if the UK is still in the EU on Thursday, 23 May 2019 then polls will take place on that day.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Tuesday, 7th May 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Please note: If you are a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who is resident in the UK, you can choose to either vote in the UK or in your home country. If you would like to vote in the UK and are already registered to vote, you will need to complete a European Parliamentary Voter Registration form, in compliance with European Parliamentary legislation. These forms will be sent out to all EU citizens (except the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who are currently registered to vote. These forms must be completed and received by the Elections Office by Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

Borough Election

Borough Council elections are due to be held on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Tuesday, 26th March 2019
  • Candidate Nominations Open – Wednesday, 27th March – Please call 01323 415036 to secure an appointment to submit completed nomination forms
  • Candidate Nominations Close – 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 – Do not submit nominations close to the deadline as errors can make them invalid with no time for issues to be resolved
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Friday, 12th April 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019

If your name is on the electoral register and you are 18 or over, then you should receive a poll card in the post around the 25 March 2019. The poll card will give you information about the date of the election, the hours of poll and the name of your polling station. Your poll card is for information only so don't worry if you lose it or forget it, you can still vote without it.

Find your polling station

Mencap and the Electoral Commission have produced an easy read guide to voting in the May local elections for people with a learning disability. Go to the Mencap website to download the Easy Read Guide.


European Parliamentary Election

The government has made it clear that it intends to leave the European Union before the date of the European Parliamentary elections. However, if the UK is still in the EU on Thursday, 23 May 2019 then polls will take place on that day.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Tuesday, 7th May 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Please note: If you are a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who is resident in the UK, you can choose to either vote in the UK or in your home country. If you would like to vote in the UK and are already registered to vote, you will need to complete a European Parliamentary Voter Registration form, in compliance with European Parliamentary legislation. These forms will be sent out to all EU citizens (except the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who are currently registered to vote. These forms must be completed and received by the Elections Office by Tuesday, 7 May 2019.