Nottinghamshire County Council election: 4 May 2017

Local elections: #OnYourDoorstep

The next County Council election will be held on 4 May 2017.

Nominated candidates

The Statement of Persons Nominated - a full list of the candidates put forward to contest the election - has been published:


To view notices of election and notices of polls, as well as further information about the County Council election in each district or borough, view the relevant district or borough council website:

Information for voters

You need to register to vote and be listed on the electoral register to vote in local, general or European elections or referendums. The deadline for registering to be able to vote in the County Council election on 4 May has now passed.

To find out about other deadlines, including for registering to vote by post or proxy, view our elections timetable [PDF].

Information for prospective candidates and agents

The County Council polls are arranged by each of the district and borough councils within the county area. The following information should be helpful for prospective candidates and agents:

Further information is also available from the relevant district or borough council, including dates of postal vote opening sessions.

Previous election and current composition

The last Nottinghamshire County Council election took place on 2 May 2013. Since that date there have also been three by-elections:

  • Ollerton Division on 18 December 2014
  • Selston Division on 26 November 2015
  • Bingham Division on 4 August 2016.

You can view the current composition of the County Council on our how the Council works page.

Boundary review

Following a recent boundary review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, the number of councillors will reduce from 67 to 66 councillors at this election.

The results

Countywide results will be announced by Nottinghamshire County Council’s County Returning Officer, Chief Executive Anthony May at County Hall, West Bridgford as they come in from around noon on Friday 5 May.

All but one of the districts will be verifying after close of poll on Thursday 4 May and starting their counts at 10am on Friday 5 May. Rushcliffe will verify on Friday 5 May at 9am followed by their count.

Other local elections

District, borough, parish and town council elections are held at different times. Check with these councils when their next election is. 

If you live in Nottingham city you will vote in the City Council elections. 

You will only need to register to vote once to be able to vote in any of these elections.

More on local elections on GOV.UK.

General elections

In a general election registered voters in all areas of the country vote for an MP to represent them in the House of Commons. The last general election was in 2015.

More information on general elections from GOV.UK.

European elections

Elections to the European Parliament are every five years and the last were in 2014. 

More information on European elections on GOV.UK.

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