When elections are held
County Borough Council elections
Councillors are elected once every five years. Neath Port Talbot has 60 County Borough Council seats for 34 electoral wards. The next County Borough Council election will be in May 2027.
Community/Town Council elections
Councillors are elected once every five years. Neath Port Talbot has 250 Town/Community Council seats for 52 communities/community wards. The next Community/Town Council election will be in May 2027.
United Kingdom Parliamentary General election
Members of Parliament are usually elected once every four/five years. The two constituencies in the County Borough area are Aberavon and Neath.
Members of the Senedd are elected once every five years. Neath Port Talbot is responsible for the constituency elections in Aberavon and Neath. Electors will also vote for 4 Members for the South Wales West Electoral Region. The next Senedd election will be in May 2026.
Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected once every four years. Neath Port Talbot falls within the South Wales Police Area for these elections. The next election will be in 2024.
A by-election may be held at any time if a casual vacancy occurs, for example to the resignation of an elected member.