The election of councillors to serve on Rutland County Council takes place once every four years, on the first Thursday in May.
The last Council election was held in May 2019.
Rutland County Council elections - 4 May 2023
Elections will only be held in contested wards - wards where there are more candidates nominated than there are seats available.
Nominations closed on 4 April 2023 and we now know which wards are contested and uncontested:
- Barleythorpe - contested
- Braunston and Martinsthorpe - contested
- Cottesmore - contested
- Exton - contested
- Greetham - contested
- Ketton - contested
- Langham - contested
- Lyddington - uncontested
- Normanton - contested
- Oakham North East - contested
- Oakham North West - contested
- Oakham South - contested
- Ryhall and Casterton - contested
- Uppingham - contested
- Whissendine - uncontested
To find out which candidates were validly nominated in each ward, view the full Statement of Persons Nominated.
Notices relating to these elections:
- Notice of Election - County 2023
- Statement of Persons Nominated
- Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations
- Notice of Appointment of Agents
You can view the results from this election on our Election Results page. This includes a notice confirming the results of any uncontested elections.
Please note, the count for this election will take place on Friday 5 May.
If your ward is contested, to vote in the election you must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 17 April 2023.
If you want to vote in a polling station, you will need to produce valid photo ID - find out more about voter ID on the Electoral Commission website.
People who are unable to use the internet can contact our elections team for information about voter ID: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 720954.
Postal and postal proxy voting
If the election is contested, we must receive your postal vote application by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023 to vote by post,
If your proxy wants to vote by post, you must appoint them before they can apply to vote by post - make sure you leave enough time for this. The deadline for them to apply to vote by post as a proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
If contested, postal votes will be sent out on or around 14 April 2023.
From 27 April 2023, you can email email@example.com or call the elections team if your postal vote:
- is lost
- is damaged - you'll need to return your damaged postal vote and bring proof of your identity to collect the replacement
- has been stolen
- has not arrived
If you want to cancel your postal vote, you'll need to put this in writing to us (including a wet ink signature) by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023, or you will not be able to vote at your polling station. You can either:
- post your cancellation request to: Elections, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP
- scan and email your cancellation request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- request a cancellation form: call 01572 720954
If the election is contested, we must receive your application by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023 to vote by proxy.
To change or cancel your proxy, you must email email@example.com or call our elections team on 01572 720954 by 5pm on 18 April 2023. If you do not change or cancel your proxy vote by this date, your proxy will not be able to vote on your behalf at a polling station if the election is contested.