Kent County Council elections

Kent County Council (KCC) operates in a two-tier system. KCC is responsible for certain services across the whole county, including 12 borough, city and district councils. This includes Maidstone Borough Council. County councillors are elected to represent a specific area of Kent.

The last KCC election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Elections are scheduled to take place every four years and the next KCC election will be Thursday 1 May 2025.

Current councillors will hold their seat until then unless they resign or otherwise vacate their seat within their term.

Find out more about Kent County Council.

Who can vote

To vote in a local government election a person must be registered to vote and also:

  • be 18 years or over on polling day
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a qualifying citizen of the European Union
  • be a UK resident
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote


If a councillor vacancy becomes available outside of the normal election timetable, we may hold a by-election if requested. If not requested, it may be left vacant and filled at the next scheduled elections.