Published on 2nd March 2017

Voting form and pencil

On Thursday 4 May 2017, elections will be held to determine who will represent Gloucestershire County Council for the next four years.

The Notice of Election will be published on Friday 24 March and this marks the start of the election period.

Cheltenham residents wishing to vote, who are not yet registered, need to register to vote online at by Thursday 13 April 2017. Residents can check whether they’re registered to vote by calling 01242 262626.

If you haven’t registered by Thursday 13 April, you won’t be able to vote.
It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes online (you will need your National Insurance number when registering).

Anyone wishing to have a postal vote, postal proxy or to make changes to an existing postal vote for the elections on Thursday 4 May must return their application form by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

Residents wishing to apply for a proxy vote (except for emergency proxies) should return their application form by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.  A proxy vote is having someone vote on your behalf.

For more information, visit or telephone: 01242 262626, or email:

For press enquiries, contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email


The next elections are taking place on Thursday 4 May 2017. All 10 County Council Electoral Divisions are up for election and, if chosen, councillors (also known as elected members) will serve four year terms of office. You can find more information about divisions at