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Upcoming elections

May 2021 elections

The following elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021:

We are working hard to incorporate safety measures at polling stations to help you stay safe when you vote during the May elections. More information about how this will work will be shared when it is available. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Poll cards will be sent to registered voters who are eligible to vote in these elections. You can only vote if your name is on the Register of Electors.

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Notices of Election

Click the links below to view each Notice of Election.

West Sussex County Council Elections

District elections

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

Police Crime Commissioner election

COVID-19 safety measures at polling stations

For information about COVID-19 safety measures that will be in place at polling stations on Thursday 6 May 2021, please visit our dedicated How we're making polling stations COVID-19 safe page.

Ways you can vote

Vote in person at a polling station.

Vote by post. If you aren't comfortable visiting a polling station in person or can't physically attend on polling day, voting by post is an easy and convenient way to vote.

Vote by proxy. If you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy.

Timetable for elections on May 6

Scheduled Event


Publication of Notices of Elections

Monday 29 March 2021

Candidate Nominations Open

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Candidate Nominations Close

Thursday 8 April 2021 at 4pm

Publication of Candidate & Election Agent details

Friday 9 April 2021

Existing postal voters should receive postal vote packs

21 April 2021

Latest time we can receive Applications to vote by Post

20 April 2021 before 5pm

Latest time we can receive Applications to vote by Proxy

27 April 2021 before 5pm

Future elections

The following elections are scheduled to occur in the coming years:

  • District and Parish elections - 2023