Every 4 years there is an election for all 84 county councillors.
County councillors use local knowledge to help the council make decisions on the essential services provided.
View previous election results, including:
You need to be registered to vote in UK elections and referendums. If you haven't registered, you can do this on the about my vote website. It also has information about why you should vote, how and where to vote.
County councillors make decisions about services that we provide, oversee how those services are run and represent the interests of people in their area. They are elected every 4 years.
Find out how councillors support their communitities on the be a councillor website.
The Electoral Commission provide guidance and resources for candidates.
Under the Local Government Act 2000 The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, we are required to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition, which would require the council to hold a referendum on changing its model of governance. This figure is known as the verification number