District and borough councils conduct all elections, whether they are:
- district and borough
- Police and Crime Commissioner
District and borough council elections
The county has seven district and borough councils:
- City of Lincoln Council
- Boston Borough Council
- East Lindsey District Council
- West Lindsey District Council
- North Kesteven District Council
- South Kesteven District Council
- South Holland District Council
Elections are held either every four years or, in the case of the City of Lincoln Council, every three out of four years.
County council elections
These take place every four years. The next election is due to be held in 2025.
To view a map of the 70 divisions, visit the Ordnance Survey website.
Lincolnshire County Council notice of election 2021
Candidates standing in the 2021 election
The full Statements of Persons Nominated and the Notices of Election Agents are available to view on the relevant district council website, links are listed above.
Notices of Poll
Notices of Poll are available to view on the relevant district council websites.
These can be held at any time and are usually due to a resignation or death.
The following by-elections for a county councillor took place on:
- 9 November 2023 for the Grantham North electoral division - view the Grantham North result
- 14 September 2023 for the Carholme electoral division - view the Carholme result
- 4 May 2023 for the Eagle and Hykeham West electoral division - view the Eagle and Hykeham West result
- 8 December 2022 for the Spalding West electoral division - view the Spalding result
- 24 February 2022 for the Colsterworth Rural electoral division - view the Colsterworth Rural result
Parish and town councils
There are around 600 parish and town councils in Lincolnshire.
You can get a list of contact details from the electoral officers at the relevant district council.
The last General Election was held on 12 December 2019.
There are seven Members of Parliament for Lincolnshire.
Elected mayor referendum
Residents have the right to ask for a referendum if they want an elected mayor to manage their council.
A minimum of 5% of the electoral register is required to submit a valid petition.