Electoral process

District and borough councils conduct all elections, whether they are:

  • county
  • district and borough
  • parish
  • Parliamentary
  • Police and Crime Commissioner

District and borough council elections

The county has seven district and borough councils:

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

Read the notice of election for the election of councillors.

Candidates standing in the 2021 election

View the full list of candidates.

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:

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.

Parliamentary elections

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.

View the numbers required in your area for a referendum and the contact details for each council.


Lincolnshire County Council has 70 seats up for election every four years.

View the live 2021 results

Contact democratic services

Telephone: 01522 552840