Background and FAQs

On 4 May 2017 nearly 600,000 Devon residents aged 18 and over will get the chance to go to the polls to determine who will lead Devon County Council and be responsible for key local services for the next four years. 

County Council elections in England take place once every four years, and this year 60 seats are up for grabs.

Due to Boundary Commission changes, this is a reduction of two seats from the last whole council elections in 2013 where 62 seats were contested.

There will now be 56 ‘single-member’ electoral divisions and two ‘two-member’ divisions’.  You can find out more about the new divisions, including new boundary maps, here.

The results of the 2017 elections will be collated by the County Council published immediately on the County Council’s website.

Guidance for persons who have a disability can be found here. Similarly, guidance by the Council for persons who have a learning disability is here and further guidance is available from  Mencap and also an easy read registration form.

Any other questions? Read our handy FAQs here.