Cambridgeshire County Council holds elections every four years when residents vote for the 61 councillors who will represent them in our 59 divisions.
The previous election was on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Check if you are eligible to vote
You are eligible to vote if you are:
- Aged 18 or over on the day of the election (polling day)
- A British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
- Resident at an address in the area you wish to vote in
- Not legally excluded from voting
Register to vote
You can register to vote on the GOV.UK website or through your district or city council:
- Cambridge City Council - register to vote
- East Cambridgeshire District Council - register to vote
- Fenland District Council - register to vote
- Huntingdonshire District Council - register to vote
- South Cambridgeshire District Council - register to vote
How to vote
You elect a councillor using the 'First Past the Post' system. You vote for one candidate in your local area and the candidate with the most votes wins.
You can vote:
- In person at a polling station
- By post
- By proxy - where you get someone else to vote for you under certain circumstances
From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
This will apply to:
- Local elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.
Find out more on the Electoral Commission website.