All 33 councillor seats are up for re-election.
Three councillors are not standing for re-election. These are:
- Cllr Brent Charlesworth (Park ward)
- Cllr David Jackson (Park ward)
- Cllr Carol Daniel (Minster ward)
City Council Leader Ric Metcalfe (Labour) is running for re-election in the Glebe ward.
From 2018, City of Lincoln Council will return to elections three in every four years. This means the member in each ward with the most votes will be up for re-election in 2020; the member with the second most votes in 2019, and the member with the third most votes in 2018.