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Cumbria County Council Elections 2017

Voters will go to the poll on Thursday 4 May 2017 to elect their representatives to plan and decide on County Council services which affect everyone living Cumbria.

The County Council provides a wide range of local government services in Cumbria. Services include children's services, public health, social care, libraries, archives, registration of births, marriages and deaths, and highways and transportation.

There are 84 County Councillors elected to cover the electoral divisions.

Polling Day is Thursday 4 May 2017

Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

Register to vote

You can vote only if your name is on the register of electors. You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . You will need your National Insurance Number and your date of birth - the process takes about 5 minutes. If you would like to check if you are registered to vote or change your existing details please contact your local Electoral Registration Officer as soon as possible at:

Electoral Registration Officers
CouncilTelephoneEmail
Allerdale0303 1231702elections@allerdale.gov.uk
Barrow01229 876318elecreg@barrowbc.gov.uk
Carlisle01228 817555elections@carlisle.gov.uk
Copeland01946 598535elections@copeland.gov.uk
Eden01768 212253elections@eden.gov.uk
South Lakeland01539 733333elections@southlakeland.gov.uk

Postal and proxy voting

If you will be unable to go to your polling station to vote in person you can apply for an absent vote.  You can choose either to vote by post (your ballot paper will be posted to you with a pre-paid return envelope before polling day) or appoint someone to vote on your behalf (called a proxy voter).  Please contact your local Electoral Registration Officer about applying for an absent vote.

Current County Councillors

Find the current county councillors.

Previous elections

Find results from previous elections.

More information

More information, including key dates leading up to the election, will be posted on this website in the New Year. 

For further information please contact elections@cumbria.gov.uk