Polling day is Thursday 6 May!

We wanted to remind you that an important set of elections will take place around West Sussex on Thursday 6 May 2021.

  1. West Sussex County Council elections will take place in 70 electoral divisions across the county. Whoever is elected to these 70 councillor positions will determine who runs the county council for the next four years. The next election will not be until 2025! So use you vote wisely. We can expect the next administration to have a major impact on jobs and services, and there are big decisions to be confirmed imminently with regard to Children & Family Centres and other important public services currently earmarked for cuts.
  2. Borough and district elections are also taking place in: Adur, Crawley and Worthing.
  3. A Police & Crime Commissioner will be elected for Sussex which will of course cover West Sussex.

You can vote in person in a socially distanced way, if you did not arrange a postal vote. Please remember your facemask and follow the instructions from signage and the local government officers on site working hard to support these elections. Each polling station will have been risk assessed for health and safety.

When you vote, please choose wisely. Think of the record of the parties over the past decade, how they have supported and funded public services, and their record on pay for workers like you in public services.

Our message is: Vote for Public Services!

Proxy voting

If you did find you were suddenly unable to vote at the last moment due to needing to self-isolate, for example, this year it is possible to arrange an emergency proxy vote via your district or borough council election office up to 5.00pm on the day of the election itself.