Every 4 years there is an election for all 78 county councillors.

Each county councillor represents a different area of Hertfordshire. It's their job to represent the interests of local residents in their area. See maps of the county's electoral divisions.

The last county council election was on Thursday 4 May 2017

The next county council election is on Thursday 6 May 2021


Notices (Information about current elections)

Three Rivers Rural by-election Notices


Three Rivers Rural by-election result

St Albans North by-election result 

Goffs Oak and Bury Green by-election result

Past elections

County Council election results 1973-2016

Register to vote

You need to be registered to vote in UK elections and referendums. If you haven't registered, About my Vote has information about why you should vote and how and where to vote. You can register to vote online at GOV.UK.

How to Vote

You can vote in person, vote by post or ask someone to vote on your behalf (by proxy). Visit the Electoral Commission to find out more about these three ways to vote.

Become a county councillor

County councillors make decisions about services we provide, oversee how the services are run and represent the interests of people in their area.

Find out how councillors support their communities on the be a councillor website.

The Electoral Commission provide guidance and resources for candidates.

Notice of verification number

Under the Local Government Act 2000 The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, we are required to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition, which would require the council to hold a referendum on changing its model of governance. This figure is known as the verification number.

Verification number for Hertfordshire 2020

Verification number for Hertfordshire 2021