Elections and voting

Elections and voting

Information about local County Council elections and voting.

Register to vote

You can register to vote online at the GOV.UK website.

Register to vote

Apply to vote by post

If you know that you won’t be able to get to the polling station on polling day, you can vote by post. This can be done on the Electoral Commission website.

Apply to vote ny post

Prospective candidate's guidance

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community. Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects.

The county councillor's role and responsibilities include:

  • representing the area for which they are elected
  • decision-making
  • developing and reviewing council policy
  • scrutinising decisions taken by the councillors on the cabinet
  • community leadership and engagement.

Find out more information on becoming a County Councillor

Current notice of vacancy

Vacancy in Evesham North West Division of Worcestershire County Council

Download: Notice of Casual Vacancy Evesham North West Division of Worcestershire County Council (PDF)

Election arrangements

Guidance regarding local elections

2023 elections arrangements: County Council

Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Poll

2021 elections arrangements: County Council

Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Poll

Election results

2023 results

Results of Warndon Parish By-election

Download: Warndon Parish (County) Declaration of County Council results (PDF)

Results of Malvern Chase By-election

Download: Malvern Chase (County) Declaration of County Council Result (PDF)

Due to the resignation of Jack Satterthwaite there is a casual vacancy in the Malvern Chase Division.

Download: Notice of Casual Vacancy Malvern Chase (PDF)

An election to fill the vacancy shall be held on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Malvern Hills District Council have arranged a by-election on behalf of the Worcestershire County Council Returning Officer.

Please see the Notice of Election (PDF)

Please see the Notice of Persons Nominated (PDF)

Please see the Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (PDF)

Further details can be found on the Malvern County Council website.

Vacancy in Arrow Valley West (shared)

Due to the resignation of Aled Evans there is a casual vacancy in the Arrow Valley West Division.

Read the Notice of Casual Vacancy (PDF)

An election to fill the vacancy was held on Thursday 1 September 2022.

Redditch Borough Council have arranged a by-election on behalf of the Worcestershire County Council Returning Officer.

Results 2021

County Council election results that took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

View the interactive election results for 2021 map

Or download each result:

Results by party across the county is as follows:

  • Conservative: 45
  • Labour: 3
  • Liberal Democrat: 4
  • Green: 3
  • Independent: 2

2019 elections: Bromsgrove south division

View the election results - Bromsgrove south division - Autumn 2019

2017 County Council elections

County Council elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017, with the count taking place on Friday 5 May 2017.

There are 52 Electoral Divisions in the County and 57 Councillors were elected.

Two councillors were returned for each of the four divisions in the Redditch area and for the Stourport-on-Severn division. The remaining divisions returned one councillor.

Please note that any comparisons that are made between the new Council and the previous Council are made on the basis of actual election results only and not any changes in political party affiliation that were made during the life of the Council.

Results by party

A table showing the number of seats won by each party

Results by party
Political Party Seats
Conservative 40
Green Party 2
Independent 1
Independent Community & Health Concern 1
Labour 7
Labour & Co-Operative Party 3
Liberal Democrat 3

Overall County votes summary by Party

Electorate: 440152

Overall County votes summary by Party
Political party Party votes Percentage
British Resistance 50 0.03%
Conservative 82400 46.85%
Green Party 11862 6.74%
Independent 5302 3.01%
Independent Community & Health Concern 4476 2.54%
Labour 36560 20.79%
Labour & Co-Operative Party 3675 2.09%
Liberal Democrat 20475 11.64%
No Party Stated 276 0.16%
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 9778 5.56%
Women`s Equality Party 66 0.04%
Wythall Residents' Association 970 0.55%
Total Votes 175890 N/A
Ballot Paper Issued 153202 N/A
Spoilt 41 N/A
Turnout (%) 34.81% N/A

Arrow Valley east division elections 2014

Peter James Bridle (UK Independence Party UKIP) has been announced as the newly elected County Councillor in the Arrow Valley East division following a by-election 22 May 2014. A total of 5,745 votes were received out of an eligible electorate of 17,249. This represents an overall turnout of 33%.St Mary's elections 2013

The St Mary's by-election was held on 1 August 2013. Mr Nathan John Desmond of the Conservative Party was elected with 504 votes.

Stourport on Severn elections 2013

The Stourport-on-Severn by-election (to elect one County Councillor) was held on 27th June, 2013.  Mr John William Roland Thomas of Independent Community and Health Concern was elected with 1055 votes.

Petitions for Elected Mayor Referendums

The Council is required, by the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, to publish the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum on whether or not there should be an Elected Mayor or Committee system for Worcestershire County Council instead of its current Leader and Cabinet system.

The minimum number of signatures (equivalent to 5% of the local government electorate in Worcestershire) is 22,246.

The above number will apply to any petition regularly submitted to the Council before 1 April 2020. However, a new number will be published and the new number will apply from the date it is published. Where that new number is less than the number published in the preceding year, that lesser number will apply to any petition presented to the Council between the date of its publication and 1 April of that year.

Useful links

Changes to voting in person

Voters in England need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Voter ID Electoral Commission

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