Upcoming elections

Find out about elections coming up in Brighton & Hove.

The current scheduled elections in Brighton & Hove are:

  • Full City Council elections – Thursday 4 May 2023
  • Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election - Thursday 2 May 2024

City Council elections – Thursday 4 May 2023

Local elections will take place throughout Brighton & Hove on Thursday 4 May 2023 to elect 54 ward councillors, representing 23 wards.

How to vote

Poll opening times are 7am to 10pm.

If you vote at the polling station, you'll need to bring photo identification (ID).

 Find out more about voter ID including a list of acceptable forms of ID.

These elections will take place using new ward boundaries following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

Find out more about the new ward boundaries.

Who can vote

To vote in these elections you must be:

  • registered to vote by Monday 17 April 2023
  • a resident of Brighton & Hove or a registered Crown servant or service elector
  • age 18 or over on polling day
  • a British, Irish, or EU citizen, or a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Find out more about which elections you can vote in.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Monday 17 April – last day to register to vote
  • Tuesday 18 April, 5pm – last day for us to receive your postal vote application
  • Tuesday 18 April, 5pm – last day to cancel your postal vote
  • Tuesday 18 April, 5pm – last day to change existing proxy arrangements
  • Tuesday 25 April, 5pm – last day for us to receive new proxy vote applications
  • Tuesday 25 April, 5pm – last day for us to receive your Voter Authority Certificate application
  • Thursday 4 May – polls open from 7am to 10pm.
  • Friday 5 May – ballot papers counted, with results expected in the evening

Polling stations

Following a review of polling districts and polling places in Brighton & Hove, many polling stations have changed. Find out more about our review of polling districts and polling places

Your allocated polling station will be written on your poll card. You can also check where your polling station is, on the Where Do I Vote website. This website is updated in the lead up to an election.