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Leicestershire County Council elections

Elections for Leicestershire County Council will be held across the county on 4 May 2017.  Harborough District has 7 County Divisional electoral areas and each one is represented by a County Councillor.

There have been a number of changes to the electoral divisions across the county, View the Boundary Changes to Leicestershire County Boundaries. View a map showing the amended electoral divisions (JPEG, 250KB).

Register to vote

To vote in this election you need to be included on the electoral register. We will be sending out poll cards with voting information by the beginning of April, if you don’t receive a poll card you may not be on the electoral register. If you have moved house or your details have changed you may have to re-register. You can register to vote online, email or call the Elections team on 01858 821372.  You must register to vote in this election by 13 April 2017.

Absent voting

If you will be unable to vote at a polling station or will be away on 4 May 2017 you can request a postal vote which will be posted to you prior to the election. You must complete and return a postal vote application form by no later than Tuesday 18 April to vote by post in this election. Return you completed form to the Elections team at The Symington Building.

If you would rather ask someone to vote on your behalf you can ask for a Proxy vote, this allows someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You must complete and return a proxy vote application form by no later than Tuesday 25 April. Return you completed form to the Elections team at The Symington Building.

Standing as a candidate

A briefing session will be held on Monday 6 March 2017, starting at 6.30pm, at The Council Chamber, The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AG for anyone who may be interested in standing as a candidate at the County Council elections within Harborough District.

The session will provide information regarding the election process and guidance for those who may wish to stand as a candidate or as an election agent in these elections. For more details and to confirm your attendance, please contact Sheena Mortimer, Electoral Services Manager, email or call 01858 821366

Leicestershire County Councils website provides more information on standing as a councillor.

Notice of Election

View the Leicestershire County Council notice of election