Local government elections

Local government elections are held once every four years for councillors to be elected for each of the divisions in the county.


The most recent county council election was held in May 2013 and the next one will be on 4 May 2017.

You register to vote with your district or borough council or through the About My Vote website which is linked from the information on other websites section of this page.

You will also need to contact your district or borough council if you need a proxy vote (you cannot attend on polling day and nominate someone to vote on your behalf) or a postal vote.

Results are also available online for county council elections held in May 2005 and June 2009.

Other local government elections

Elections are also held for district, borough and city councils as well as parish and town councils. You can find out more about elections in these areas from the About My Vote (opens in a new window) website or visiting the website of the council you are interested in.