District and borough councils administer all elections. This year’s elections will be a combined poll, including elections for West Sussex county councillors, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex and some district and borough councillors.
To ensure the elections are safe and secure during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has issued a delivery plan for the elections which includes changes to the number of polling stations in some cases. The Electoral Commission and the wider electoral community and Public Health teams are working hard to ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May.
The timetable for the forthcoming West Sussex County Council elections is available below.
The notices of election are available below.
Details of nominations of candidates and their election agents for the County Council elections on 6 May are available below. The information includes their names and whether they represent a political party.
Please note that, under the rules governing elections, we cannot provide any additional information about candidates or their manifestos. Similarly, we cannot provide links to political party websites.
You can view the electoral divisions represented by the 70 county councillors in the library below.
If you want to find out which division you live in, use our postcode search.
The last full County Council elections were held in 2017. View the results of previous County Council elections.
The result for each County Council electoral division will be published here from Friday 7 May. Please note that due to the social distancing requirements as a result of the current public health emergency, counting will be slower than usual. The full results are not expected to be known until sometime over the weekend of Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 May 2021.
On these pages we will provide:
- the results of each division in the county
- details of the overall results.
Becoming a county councillor
If you are standing for election you can find out more on Become a county councillor.