Voting by post is an easy and convenient way to vote if you are unable to vote in person at the polling station on polling day. To vote by post, you first need to be on the electoral register. Once registered, you then need to complete a postal vote application form.

Postal vote application forms, and further information, can be found at:

Completed postal vote application forms should be sent to:

Rother District Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Town Hall
London Road
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
TN39 3JX

or scanned and emailed to

Who can apply for a postal vote?

Anyone aged 18 or over who is on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote.

Where can I have my postal vote sent?

A postal vote can be sent to the address where you are registered to vote or any other address you choose. Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you should consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return it by polling day.

When will I receive my ballot papers?

Postal votes are usually sent out about a week before polling day. Once you have received it, follow the instructions to mark your vote on the ballot paper and make sure you send it back so that it arrives by close of poll (10pm on polling day). If it arrives later than this, your vote will not be counted.

If you would like further information about voting by post, please call Electoral Services on 01424 787000 or visit the Electoral Commission website for further information.