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Upcoming elections

See also:

Dates of upcoming elections

2016:

  • No elections planned

2017:

  • 4th May 2017 - West Sussex County Council elections

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When are elections held?

  • Adur District:
    Councillors are elected for four-year terms by halves; that is, at each election, half of the councillors (or as near as possible) are elected. Elections are held every two years except in the year when the county council election is held, see also Adur Councillors.
  • Worthing Borough:
    Councillors are elected for four-year terms by thirds; that is, at each election, a third of the councillors (or as near as possible) are elected. Elections are held every year except in the year when the county council election is held, see also Worthing Councillors.
  • West Sussex County:
    County Councillors are elected once every four years, in whole council elections, see also County Councillors.
  • In Adur, Lancing Parish and Sompting Parish:
    Parish Councillors are elected once every four years in whole council elections, see also Parish Councils.
  • United Kingdom Parliament Members of Parliament (MPs):
    Members of Parliament will be elected once every five years from 2015:
    • Adur District Council is responsible for elections in the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency.
    • Worthing Borough Council is responsible for elections in the Worthing West constituency.
    • See also MPs.
  • European Parliament (MEPs):
    Members of the European Parliament are elected once every five years. Both Adur and Worthing are within the South East region for these elections, see also MEPs.
  • Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC):
    A Police and Crime Commissioner is elected every four years for each police area. Adur District and Worthing Borough electors vote for a commissioner to the Sussex Police area. The first PCC election was held in 2012. See also: Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections
  • By-election:
    A by-election may be held at any time if a casual vacancy occurs, due for example to the resignation of an elected member.

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