Whole Council Elections

The Council is considering whether to switch its electoral arrangements from its current system of three elections every four years, to one election every four years.   

Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) currently consists of 55 Councillors who are elected by voters in 26 Wards. The Councillors represent residents and make decisions on the running of MBC.
Currently the Council holds elections ‘by thirds’ meaning that in 3 years out of 4, one third of seats are up for election.

The Council has the power to change its electoral arrangements to 'whole council elections' which would mean that all seats on the Council would be elected at the same time, once every four years.

In addressing this issue, the Council will consider the views of residents. Your response is important to us because we need to understand which option residents prefer when Councillors evaluate this issue.

The results from this consultation will be reported to the Council’s Democracy and General Purposes Committee and used to inform changes the Council’s electoral systems.

If you require this survey in a different format, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing our Consultation Team.

The information provided by you in this questionnaire will be used for research purposes. It will not be used in a manner which would allow identification of your individual responses. Further details about are privacy policies can be found on our Policy and Information policy page.

Time scale

Opened 16 July 2021

Closes 22 August 2021

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