Elections are held in all wards in three out of every four years, usually on the first Thursday in May.
There are two parish councils in the borough, covering Haigh and Shevington (external link). Parish elections are held every four years. The next parish election will be combined with the local elections on 2nd May 2019.
The clerk to Haigh Parish Council is Mr Mike Barnes and the clerk to Shevington Parish Council is Mrs K. Pilkington.
The European Parliament is elected for a fixed term of five years. The next European election will be held in 2019.
The next general election is planned for the year 2022.
A by-election is usually held to fill a casual vacancy, which occurs on either the death or resignation of a councillor. An election would not be held if that councillor was due to retire within six months.
The EU referendum was held on Thursday 23rd June 2016.
Combined Authority Mayoral Election for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
The Greater Manchester Mayoral Election took place on Thursday 4th May 2017.