Elections

Local elections 2017

Elections are taking place this year across Warwickshire for the council period 2017-2021.

All county council seats are up for election. The political group that wins the majority of the seats will assume control.

Polling day is on Thursday 4th May. Polling stations will open from 7am to 10pm. The election count will start immediately, following closure of the polls. The results will be announced later in the evening.

You must register by 13th April to cast your vote (unless you wish to vote by post or by proxy). All Warwickshire residents aged 18+ are eligible.

Why vote?

This election is your opportunity to select who will represent you at county level.

Councillors vote on important local matters that affect you, including:

  • Health services
  • Education
  • Highway matters and
  • Social care.

By voting you are exercising your democratic right to have a say over the issues that affect you.

The political group that assumes control of Warwickshire County Council sets policy for the next four years. Even if your local councillor is not in power, they still have influence over policy.

Once elected, councillors are there to serve you. You can contact them about any issues or problems that you think need addressing.

County council elections are only held once every four years. After this year you won’t get another chance until 2021.

The electoral boundaries are changing

The electoral boundaries in Warwickshire are being redrawn for 2017 local elections. This is to take account of the change in Warwickshire’s population.

The changes mean that you may be in a different electoral ward from previous elections.

Find out if this affects you.

Unable to vote on 4th May 2017?

If you are unable to vote in person on polling day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (where you appoint someone to vote on your behalf). You must give a reason for the application and explain why you can’t vote in person.

Apply for a postal vote.

Please note that the deadline for registering to vote by post is different to voting in person. To vote by post you must register by 5pm on 18th April.

Apply to vote by proxy

Please note that the deadline for registering to vote by proxy is different to voting in person. To vote by proxy you must be registered by 5pm on 25th April.


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