Kent County Council election

Kent County Council election

The next county council election is on Thursday 6 May 2021. 81 councillors will be elected from 72 electoral divisions.

The names of candidates standing in the 2021 election will be published on Friday 9 April.


It will be a combined poll with the Police and Crime Commissioner election. Depending on where you live, there may also be other types of local elections taking place too.

The election gives you the chance to have your say on how the council is run. We look after services such as education, transport, social services and safety so your vote is really important.

KCC is led by 81 democratically elected councillors, also known as members. Councillors represent people within their electoral division and develop council policy.


How to vote

To vote in the Kent County Council 2021 election you must:

  • be registered to vote at an address in Kent. The deadline for registering is midnight on Monday 19 April.
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen.

If you are unable to register to vote online, please contact your local elections office. They will also be able to tell you if you are already on the electoral register or have previously registered for a postal or proxy vote.

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