Upcoming elections

Elections to Gloucestershire County Council on 4 May 2017

Elections for all County Council seats will be on Thursday 4 May 2017. The Forest of Dean district is made up of 8 electoral divisions. One councillor will be elected for each division.

The key dates are:

  • Published Notice of election: Friday 24 March
  • Candidates nominations commence: Monday 27 March
  • Close of nominations: 4pm Tuesday 4 April
  • Deadline to register to vote: Thursday 13 April
  • Application to vote by post, change or cancel existing postal or proxy voting: 5pm on Tuesday 18 April
  • Application to vote by proxy (non-medical): 5pm on Tuesday 25 April

The Deputy Returning Officer has Published the Notice of Election

Divisions (linking to maps) Polling District
Blakeney and Bream NC, NCA,OG, OV, PBY, PP, PU, PUA, PV, PW, PX
Coleford NJ, NJA, NJB, NJC, PD, PQ
Drybrook and Lydbrook NIY, NM, NN, NO, NY, OK, OL, ORA, PA, PS, PSA
Lydney ND, OM, ON, OO
Mitcheldean NE, NH, NK, OA, OE, OI, OR, PB, PHA, PI, PO
Newent NF, NQ, NX, OF, OS, OSA, OSB, OX, OY,OZ, PE, PN
Sedbury NA, OC, OT, OU, PF, PG, PJ, PK, PY

Nomination packs will be available from this office on Friday 10 March.

For further information on the role and responsibilities of a County Councillor please: