Cheltenham Borough Council elections

The Borough Council elections are held every two years.  Cheltenham Borough Council is responsible for services such as collection of council tax and business rates, planning, licensing and waste and recycling.

You can find out more about what Cheltenham Borough Council does.

Who am I voting for?

Cheltenham Borough is split up into 20 different wards. Each ward having two elected representatives. There are 40 councillors in total serving Cheltenham Borough Council.

How are the votes counted?

The first past the post voting system is used for Borough Council elections. This means the candidate with the most votes is elected; they do not need to get more than half of the votes cast.  If there is a tie then a candidate is selected by the drawing of lots (a method of selection by chance such as tossing a coin or picking a name out of a hat).