The election is just over 3 weeks away now and if you are away on holiday, very busy or perhaps not as mobile then you can vote by post.
There is still time to register and the cut off for this is 5pm on Tuesday 21st April.
Tom Horwood, East Hampshire Returning Officer, said: “Postal votes and proxy votes are great ways to give everyone a chance to have their say at an election. If you can’t make it to the polling station, apply for a postal vote or proxy vote and make sure you have your say. That way you can cast your vote before polling day if you wish. We want to give everyone the chance to have their voice heard at this election so if you might not make it out on polling day think about applying for a postal or proxy vote. If you do apply for a postal vote, you will not be able to vote at a polling station on May 7.”
Voting by post means you can vote in advance of the election and your vote will be counted after the close of the polling stations.
You can also vote by proxy, allowing someone you know and trust to vote on your behalf. They can then go to the polling station or apply for a postal vote. The last day you can apply for a proxy vote is 28 April.
Apply for your postal or proxy vote by phoning EHDC’s elections team on 01730 234370 or go to http://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections2015 for more information.
Voters also only have until April 20 to register on the electoral roll. Anyone not registered by that date will not be able to vote on May 7. Register now at http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote