Sandwich Town Council has a Town Mayor and 15 Councillors. All Councillors are elected by the people of Sandwich in a single election, held every four years. The most recent election was in May 2023.
The everyday management of the Council is undertaken by the Town Clerk and a team of officers and staff.
Sandwich comes under the authority of Dover District Council and Kent County Council.
It lies within the South Thanet parliamentary constituency.