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Lincolnshire County Council Elections - 4 May 2017

Elections of Lincolnshire County Councillors will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. Lincolnshire County Council has 70 councillors elected from the County to make county-wide decisions (such as decisions on education and social services). Within South Holland District there are 9 County Council electoral divisions electing 9 County Councillors. Each councillor is elected for a period of four years. Elections are held every four years on the first Thursday in May.

The 9 electoral divisions to which County Councillors are elected to within the South Holland District are:

  • Crowland
  • Donington Rural
  • Holbeach
  • Holbeach Rural
  • Spalding East
  • Spalding Elloe
  • Spalding South
  • Spalding West
  • The Suttons

A map of the electoral divisions within Lincolnshire can be viewed on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's website.

The pdf icon Notice of Election - Lincolnshire County Council Elections [13kb] for these elections will be published on 27 March 2017.

Briefing Session for prospective candidates and agents

We will be holding a briefing session for candidates and agents on Friday 3 March 2017  at 10.30am in the Council Chamber at South Holland District Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2XE.  The briefing will provide information on the election process.

If you would like to attend the briefing or require further information, please email or call the elections on 01775 761161.

For more information on Lincolnshire County Council, please visit

Guidance for Candidates

Qualifications for standing as a candidate:

To qualify as a candidate a person must be 18 years of age and a Commonwealth citizen, citizen of Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union and either:

  1. be registered as a local government elector within the County of Lincolnshire; or
  2. have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the whole of the previous 12 months within the County; or
  3. his/her principal or only place of work during the whole of the previous 12 months has been within the County; or
  4. have resided in the County for the whole of the previous 12 months.

Guidance for candidates is available from the Electoral Commission's website.

Nomination Papers

Nomination papers must be subscribed by a proposer, seconder and eight assenters who must all be local government electors for the electoral division.  No deposit is required at local government elections.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate at the county council elections to be held on 4 May 2017 for an electoral division within the South Holland area should contact Electoral Services at South Holland District Council for a Candidate's Nomination Pack.  Email or telephone 01775 761161.  Alternatively, you can download a pack from the Electoral Commission's website.

Completed nomination papers for these elections must be delivered by hand to the office of the Deputy Returning Officer at the Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2XE between 27 March 2017 and 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

A list of all nominated candidates will be available here as soon as possible after the closing time for nominations.

Information for Voters

Please contact Customer Services on 01775 761161 if you are unsure if you are registered at your current property.

If you haven't already registered, you can register to vote online at  The deadline to register to be able to vote at the Lincolnshire County Council Elections is 13 April 2017.

If you are unable to vote at your polling station on polling day you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy (appointing someone else to vote at the polling station for you).  The deadline for applying to vote by post or to change/cancel an existing postal or proxy appointment is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Application forms can be downloaded at

Postal and proxy vote applications cannot be submitted online and must be signed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer, South Holland District Council, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2XE.  Applications must be received by the deadlines above to be effective for the May elections.  Alternatively, signed scanned copies of the application forms can be submitted by email to

If you are likely to be unable to vote in person at your polling station on polling day, please make sure you get your relevant application to us as early as possible.

If you need any further help or guidance, please contact the Elections Team on 01775 761161 or email


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