Bring photo ID to vote

You’ll need to bring photo ID to the elections in May 2023, to find out more please visit our Voter ID webpage.

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WSCC By-Election for East Grinstead Meridian Division - 4 May 2023

Following a County Councillor resignation, a by-election has been duly claimed for the electoral division of East Grinstead Meridian, to be held alongside scheduled local government elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Please see the Notice of Election below:

Notice of WSCC By-Election – East Grinstead Meridian Division 

Candidate Nominations may be submitted on any working day from Tuesday 14 March until 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023. Please use the applicable Nominations Pack published below:

WSCC EG Meridian By-Election. Nominations Pack for Political Parties 

WSCC EG Meridian By-Election. Nominations Pack for Independent Candidates 

Aside from the Notice of Election and the Nominations period starting, all other key timetable dates are the same as for the scheduled local government elections. Please see below.

Local Government Elections - 4 May 2023

Throughout Mid Sussex Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023. Residents will be able to vote in all Wards for District Councillors (MSDC) and in some areas there will also be Town Council or Parish Council elections.

If you are considering public service to represent your community and be part of strategic and policy decision-making, by standing for election to become a Councillor, please see our ‘Being a Councillor’ guide and the Candidate Nomination Packs below

Mid Sussex District Council must implement new electoral ward boundaries at the 2023 elections following a recent Electoral Review conducted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). This Council will now have 48 Councillors representing 27 electoral areas, known as ‘Wards’. Here is our new map of the District Council Wards

District Council Wards – effective at elections in 2023 

Information about standing for election as a political party candidate can be obtained from the desired political party. More information about standing for election as an Independent candidate is available from: The Electoral Commission

Key Timetable Dates

The key dates that voters, prospective candidates, and election agents will wish to know are:

Notice of Election Published

Monday 20 March 2023

Candidate Nominations Open

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Candidate Nominations Close

Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 4.00pm

Postal votes are dispatched to existing postal voters

Thursday 13 April 2023

Electoral Registration Deadline

Monday 17 April at 11.59pm

Application for a Postal Vote Deadline

Tuesday 18 April at 5pm

Application for a Proxy Vote Deadline

Tuesday 25 April at 5pm

Application for a Voter Authority Certificate

Tuesday 25 April at 5pm


Candidate Nomination Packs

Here we provide a suite of Candidate Nomination Packs for local government elections in May. It is essential to use the correct pack. Please consult and use only the one(s) that will apply to your nomination(s).

Completed nominations must be submitted in-person and by hand. Given the numbers expected, it is necessary to make an appointment for any working day between 21st March – 4 April. We strongly recommend making your appointment for the earliest possible date in this period - it is not advisable to work up to the deadline of 4pm on 4 April 2023. Please contact Electoral Services as soon as possible to secure your desired appointment date and time. The team’s direct telephone number can be found at page one of the pack.

Once you have drafted your nomination papers, if you would like an informal check prior to your nomination submission appointment, you may arrange this with Electoral Services via email to:

Future Elections

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

  • UK Parliamentary General Election – Expected in 2024

Details of any unscheduled vacancies will appear as they arise at Councillor Vacancies.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477003

Last updated: 20 March 2023