If you will be away on polling day, at work or on holiday, are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can still exercise your democratic right to vote. You may have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address.
You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.
To find out more about voting by post, please visit the Government's official site at:
Southend Borough Council
Civic Centre, Victoria Ave, Southend, Essex SS2 6EP
Tel: 01702 215116
Rochford District Council
Council Offices, South Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BW
Tel: 01702 546366
Where you can download a form for return to the council.