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West Sussex County Council Elections

West Sussex County Council is currently made up of 71 members elected to represent their local communities. You can learn more on the West Sussex County Council website .

In order to vote in elections, you need to be registered.

Maidenbower By-election

Following the resignation of Councillor Ken Trussell a by-election will be held on 4 May 2017 for Maidenbower ward.

West Sussex County Council Election 2017

The next West Sussex County Council Elections will take place on 4 May 2017 working to new electoral arrangements.  The number of councillors will reduce to 70 and there will be some changes to the boundaries of existing electoral divisions.  You can find out more about this electoral review on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s West Sussex page .

There will be elections for all 70 seats.  The seven District and Borough Councils in the County will be arranging elections for the electoral divisions within their area with Tony Kershaw, the County Returning Officer coordinating arrangements across West Sussex. 

Within the Crawley Borough, there are 9 electoral divisions:

One county councillor is to be elected to represent each of these electoral divisions.

Publication of Election Notices

Notices for this election will be published as follows:

Voting at this election

In order to vote you need to be registered

If you are not yet registered, the quickest way to register to vote is to visit . You will need you national insurance number and date of birth when completing the application.

If you are already registered, you do not need to re-register. You will receive a poll card confirming the details of your voting arrangements in the week beginning Monday 27 March 2017.

If you have already applied for a postal vote:

If you have not yet registered to vote or wish to apply to vote by post or proxy (when someone votes on your behalf), the deadlines for this election are:


Deadline for receipt

New applications to register to vote

Thursday 13 April 2017

New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote or proxy appointment

5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017

New applications to vote by proxy

5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017

Applications for an emergency proxy vote

5pm on Thursday 4 May 2017

You can download a postal or proxy vote application at


For help and advice, or to check is you are registered please contact our helpline:

Crawley Borough Council election

Crawley Borough Council elects its Councillors by thirds, which means that our elections are held in three out of four years. Elections cover the following wards;

Ways to vote

Postal Voting

Anyone can apply to vote by post in all elections or just one. You don’t need to give a reason. You will need to complete a Postal Vote Application Form and return it completed to the elections office.

Proxy Voting

You can apply to appoint a proxy who would vote at your polling station on your behalf. You will need to give a reason for this.

Previous Election Results

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