Find out about upcoming elections:
- Details of any unscheduled councillor vacancies will also be added here if they arise
- See also: election results
- 2nd May 2024 - Adur District elections
- 2nd May 2024 - Worthing Borough elections
- 2nd May 2024 - Parish elections
- 2nd May 2024 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections
- (UK parliamentary elections - due before January 2025)
- 1st May 2025 - West Sussex County Council (WSCC) elections
- 7th May 2026 - Adur District elections
- 7th May 2026 - Worthing Borough elections
- 6th May 2027 - Worthing Borough elections
When are elections held?
- Adur District:
Councillors are elected for four-year terms, by halves. Elections are held every two years, except in the year when the county council election is held. At each election half of the councillors (or as near as possible) are elected.
See also: Adur Councillors
- Worthing Borough:
Councillors are elected for four-year terms by thirds. Elections are held every year, except in the year when the county council election is held. At each election a third of the councillors (or as near as possible) are elected.
See also: Worthing Councillors
- West Sussex County:
County Councillors are elected once every four years, in whole council elections.
See also: West Sussex County Councillors
- Lancing Parish and Sompting Parish (in Adur):
Parish Councillors are elected once every four years in whole council elections.
- Lancing Parish Council website
- Sompting Parish Council website
- Note: There are no parish councils in Worthing
- United Kingdom Parliament Members of Parliament (MPs):
Members of Parliament will be elected once every five years from 2019:
- 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
- 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
A by-election may be held at any time if a casual vacancy occurs, for example due to the resignation of an elected member.
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Page last updated: 30 May 2023