Worthing election day is looming

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THERE are just five days left before the ballot boxes open and voting in the Worthing Borough Council elections begins.

As detailed in the list on the right, there are seats being contested in all 13 of the town’s electoral wards.

Seven serving councillors are seeking re-election, while there are dozens of new faces vying to get onto the council for the first time.

Each ward has one seat up for grabs, except for Offington, where there are two seats available.

Currently, the council is made up of 25 Conservatives, 11 Liberal Democrats and one independent councillor.

Voting will take place on Thursday (May 3), between 7am and 10pm. The votes will then be counted, along with those cast in the Adur District Council and parish elections, the following day (Friday, May 4), from 10am, at Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, just off the A27.

In previous years, Worthing’s count had been done at the Assembly Hall, in Stoke Abbott Road, but a council spokeswoman said due to space limitations, with Worthing and Adur, along with all the parishes needing to be counted together, a decision had been taken to choose the larger and more central location of Lancing this year.

The results will be announced live, as the counts are completed, and Herald reporters will be there to put them straight onto our website. We’ll also be tweeting and providing Cover it Live coverage.

The following week will feature in-depth reports and pictures from the count.