Elections to the county council take place every four years and the next one is being held on Thursday 4 May 2017.
You need to register to vote and be listed on the electoral register to vote in local, general or European elections or referendums. You need to register by 13 April to be able to vote in the County Council election on 4 May.
The County Council polls are arranged by each of the district and borough councils within the county area.
Further information is also available from the relevant district or borough council, including dates of postal vote opening sessions.
County councils – what they do
These are responsible for services across the whole of a county, like: