The City of Wayne is divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by two city council members, with the terms of each council member staggered so each ward has a council member up for election every two years. Council members serve four-year terms with no limit on the number of terms they may serve.
Council members are elected by the residents of the ward in which they represent. The mayor is elected by all citizens in the city and also serves a four-year term.