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Register to vote (including postal or proxy voting)

Once you have registered to vote see:

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Register to vote - get on the electoral register (voter registration):

To vote you have to be over 18 on polling day and be on the Electoral Register for one of the wards where the elections are taking place.

The electoral register is based on where you were living on a particular date.

If you wish to get on on the Electoral Register and register to vote please use the link below:

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The Open Register

Under the law (the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (amended 2013)), local authorities across the UK have to keep what's known as an 'Open Electoral Register', which contains the names and addresses of all those people who are registered to vote and who have not opted out of being included on the Register.

This information may be purchased for a set fee by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

Residents may remove themselves from the 'Open Register' at any point, without affecting their right to vote. To do so, they should contact the Council's Electoral Registration Office (elections@adur-worthing.gov.uk) who will be happy to help.

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Apply for a postal vote

You can apply for a postal vote if you want to vote by post, for example if you're away from home or abroad on the date of an election.

If you wish to apply for a postal vote please download the form below, fill it out and sign it:

Then return the completed form to:

  • Electoral Services Team,
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Worthing Town Hall,
    Chapel Rd, Worthing,
    West Sussex,
    BN11 1HA

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Apply for a proxy vote

If you're unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:

  • being away on polling day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of work or military service

If you wish to apply for a proxy vote please download the form below, fill it out and sign it:

Then return the completed form to:

  • Electoral Services Team,
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Worthing Town Hall,
    Chapel Rd, Worthing,
    West Sussex,
    BN11 1HA

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Change of name

If you have recently changed your name (ie through marriage, divorce or deed poll) please complete the form below, sign it and return it to us:

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Do I qualify for an anonymous entry?

To qualify for an anonymous entry, you must satisfy the registration officer that the safety of the applicant or that of any other person of the same household would be at risk if the register contains the name of the applicant or his/her qualifying address.

Please use the forms below:

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Once you have registered to vote - how to vote ...

Once you have registered to vote please see:

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