County council elections

The elections for Gloucestershire County Council take place every four years. Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for services such as libaries, public highways, education, health and social care.

You can find out more about what Gloucestershire County County does.

Who am I voting for?

Within Cheltenham there are 10 electoral divisons, each consisting of two borough wards. Each division electects one county councillor.

How are the votes counted?

The first past the post voting system is used for County 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).