Churches, leisure centres and town halls will open their doors as polling stations for this year’s local elections.

Voters from across Brighton and Hove will go to some 86 venues scattered across the city to cast their ballot and elect 54 councillors for the next four years.

A review of polling districts and polling places by the council means that some voters may have a new place to visit on election day.

The changes reduce the number of polling stations, with some serving two or even three different districts or even different wards.

The Argus:

While most polling stations are within a short walking distance for most residents, one location – St George’s Hall in Court Farm Road, is an almost half an hour walk for some voters.

Places that will be turned into polling stations include local schools, libraries, and even a museum.

Poll cards for the local elections on May 4 have started to be sent out and delivered to residents who are registered to vote, which contain details about which polling station to attend.

Full list of Brighton and Hove polling stations by ward

Brunswick and Adelaide

  • St Patrick’s Church, 1 Cambridge Road
  • Baptist Church Hall, Holland Road

Central Hove

  • Hove Town Hall, Norton Road
  • Hove Library, 182-186 Church Road

Coldean and Stanmer

  • Sports Pavilion, Room 104, University of Brighton
  • St George’s Hall, Newick Road
  • Meeting House, University of Sussex
  • St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Coldean Lane


  • Possability Place, 14 Windlesham Avenue
  • St Luke’s Prestonville, 64 Old Shoreham Road
  • All Saints Church Hall, Eaton Road
  • Hove Rugby Club Pavilion, Hove Recreation Ground, Shirley Drive
  • Vallance Community Centre, Conway Court

Hangleton and Knoll

  • St Richard’s Community Centre, Egmont Road
  • Hounsom Memorial Church Hall, 200 Nevill Avenue
  • Oasis Christian Fellowship, Hangleton Way
  • Hangleton Community Centre, Harmsworth Crescent
  • St Helen’s Church Hall, Hangleton Way

Hanover and Elm Grove

  • The Edge Community Centre, 83 Pankhurst Avenue
  • Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover Street
  • Wellington House, Wellington Street
  • Milton Road Hall, Milton Road
  • Wagner Memorial Hall, Lewes Road

Hollingdean and Fiveways

  • City Gate @ The Dip, 119D Hollingdean Terrace
  • St Richard’s Community Hall, Beal Crescent
  • Stanford Avenue Methodist Church, Southdown Avenue
  • St Matthias Church Hall, Hollingbury Park Avenue


  • The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel, Eastern Road
  • St George’s Community Centre, St George’s Road
  • St Mary’s Hall, 61 St James’s Street

Moulsecoomb and Bevendean

  • Meadowview Community Centre, Meadow View
  • Student Castle Community Space, 4 Pelham Terrace
  • Community Church Hall, Norwich Drive
  • St Andrew’s Church Hall, Hillside
  • Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre, Moulsecoomb Way
  • United Reformed Church Hall, Lewes Road
  • Moulsecoomb Public Hall, Lewes Road

North Portslade

  • Hill Park School, Foredown Road
  • Community Hall, Downland Court, Stonery Road
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, Stanley Avenue

Patcham and Hollingbury

  • St Thomas More Hall, Braybon Avenue
  • Withdean Sports Complex Training Centre, Tongdean Lane
  • Old Boat Community Centre, Carden Park
  • Patcham Methodist Church Hall, Ladies Mile Road
  • Patcham Memorial Hall, 3 Old London Road

Preston Park

  • St Augustine’s Centre, Stanford Avenue
  • Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, Dyke Road
  • Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road
  • Varndean College, Surrenden Road

Queen’s Park

  • Craven Vale Resource Centre, Craven Road
  • St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road
  • Brighton Youth Centre, 64 Edward Street
  • Millwood Community Centre, Nelson Row, Carlton Hill


  • Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square
  • New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place
  • St Mary Magdalen Community Centre, 55 Upper North Street
  • St Michael’s Community Hall, St Michael’s Place

Rottingdean and West Saltdean

  • St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Vale
  • Rottingdean Public Hall, Park Road
  • Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road
  • Ovingdean Village Hall, Ovingdean Road

Round Hall

  • Wagner Memorial Hall, Lewes Road
  • Calvary Evangelical Church, 72 Viaduct Road
  • St Augustine’s Centre, Standford Avenue

South Portslade

  • Scout Headquarters, Vale Park
  • Portslade Town Hall, Victoria Road
  • St Nicholas Parish Centre, South Street

West Hill and North Laine

  • Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, North Road
  • BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet Street
  • West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue

Westbourne and Poets’ Corner

  • Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road
  • St Philip’s Church Hall, New Church Road
  • Holy Cross Church Hall, Tamworth Road

Westdene and Hove Park

  • Bishop Hanngington Youth and Community Centre, 38 Holmes Avenue
  • Hove Rugby Club Pavilion, Hove Recreation Ground, Shirley Drive
  • St George’s Hall, Court Farm Road
  • Withdean Sports Complex Training Centre, Tongdean Lane
  • Ascension Church Hall, Mill Rise

Whitehawk and Marina

  • Brighton Marina Estate Office Board Room, Brighton Marina
  • Whitehawk Inn, Whitehawk Road
  • The Manor Gym and Sports Centre, Manor Road
  • Whitehawk Library, 179A Whitehawk Road
  • St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk Way


  • St Philip’s Church Hall, New Church Road
  • Sanders House Communal Room, Ingram Crescent West
  • St Leonard’s Church Hall, Glebe Villas


  • St Patrick’s Church Hall, Broad Green
  • Woodingdean Methodist Church, 117 The Ridgway
  • Church of the Holy Cross Parish Room, Downsway
  • Woodingdean Library, Warren Road

In a first for an election in the city, voters will be required to show photo identification in order to vote at a polling station on election day.

Those without a suitable form of ID can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate from the government’s website. The deadline for applications is 5pm on April 25.

People who wish to vote in the upcoming local elections have until midnight on April 17 to register. Applications can be made by visiting