VIDEO: Answers to your election questions

Do you know where votes are counted? Or what happens inside a polling station?

The answers to these and other questions about the upcoming elections are provided here by Peter Finnis, Eastbourne’s Deputy Returning Officer.

The deadline is fast approaching for anyone who wishes to vote in these elections but is not yet on the electoral register.

People have until Monday (April 20) to register to vote and this can be done online in less than five minutes by visiting
Peter Finnis, who is Senior Head of Corporate Development and Governance at Eastbourne Borough Council, said: “Time is now running short to make sure you can take part in the elections, so I’d encourage everyone in Eastbourne to take action now if they aren’t registered to vote. You won’t be able to vote, if you aren’t registered by April 20. It’s easy to do and only take a few minutes online.”

For voters unable to get to the polling station on May 7, postal voting is an easy and convenient method.

To do this, you must submit a postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday (April 21). For assistance, phone Eastbourne Borough Council’s Electoral Registration team on 01323 415001.

Another way to cast your vote if unable to attend a polling station is by proxy. These applications must be made by 5pm on Tuesday April 28.

For more details about ways of voting visit