County council elections are held every four years. A single councillor is elected to represent each division, ensuring that the council is accountable to local people.
The Conservative Party is currently in control of Nottinghamshire County Council with a majority of three seats.
The composition of the County Council as of March 2012 is:
- Conservative Party: 35 seats
- Labour Party: 15 seats
- Liberal Democrat: 9 seats
- Mansfield Independent Forum: 4 seats
- Selston Area Independents – Putting People First: 1 seat
- Independent: 2 seats
- UK Independence Party: 1 seat
These Members have formed the following Groups:
- Conservative Group: 35 seats
- Labour Group: 15 seats
- Liberal Democrat Group: 9 seats
- Nottinghamshire Independent Group: 8 seats
You can view detailed election results for the June 2009 election.
Following the death of Councillor Tom Pettengell, a by-election was held on 15 March 2012.
Following the death of Councillor Michael Bennett, a by-election was held on 16 September 2010.
Following the death of Councillor Tom Appleby, a by-election was held in the Mansfield South Division on 25 February 2010.
Following the death of Councillor Peter D Prebble, a by-election was held in the Newark East Division on 17 September 2009.
Register to vote
To be able to vote, you must be on the current electoral register. District councils compile registers annually by sending out forms to each household. The registers are then updated every month. You can inspect the register at a variety of places such as council offices and libraries.
If you are not registered, then you need to contact the Electoral Registration Officer at the main district council office which serves the area where you live.
If you don't want to vote at a polling station, you can vote by post. To arrange a postal vote, you must contact your local district council.