Upcoming elections

Horsham BID Ballot

A ballot will be held  in relation to the creation of  a Business Improvement District (BID) for Horsham. You can find more information about the BID and the proposals on the Horsham BID website.

A postal ballot will be held in November 2023, for the relevant rate-payers in the BID proposal area. Further information will be found in the Notice of Ballot.

For the BID to go ahead, two conditions must be met: over 50% of businesses that vote must vote in favour. Those businesses voting ‘yes’ must represent more than 50% of the total rateable value (RV) of all votes cast. If both these conditions are fulfilled, payment of the levy becomes mandatory for ALL eligible businesses, regardless of how they voted.

BID Timeline

17 OctoberNotice of Ballot
31 OctoberBallot papers sent 1st class
5pm, 20 NovemberDeadline for proxy requests
5pm, 30 NovemberClose of ballot
1 DecemberIssue of result

Future Elections

The  following elections are scheduled to take place in the next 4 years:

  • May 2024 - Police & Crime Commissioner Elections
  • May 2025 - West Sussex County Council Elections
  • May 2027 - District & Parish Elections

The next UK Parliamentary General Election must take place no later than 24 January 2025.