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Due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) the government has postponed the following elections for 12 months:
- Local elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner election
They will take place 6 May 2021 instead of 7 May 2020.
Local elections - 6 May 2021
Local elections are your chance to have your say in who will represent your local area (ward).
There are 17 wards in Derby, each represented by three councillors. An election is held for a councillor in each ward every year for three years, followed by a year with no election.
The last local elections were held on 2 May 2019. Results can be found on our Democracy Portal.
The next local elections will be held on 6 May 2021, on the same day as the Police and Crime Commissioner Election.
Police and Crime Commissioner election - 6 May 2021
An election is normally held every four years for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The PCC has responsibility for policing in the Derbyshire Police area. More information about their role can be found on the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners website.
The last PCC election was held on 5 May 2016. The results can be found on our Election Results page.
The next PCC election will be held alongside local elections on 6 May 2021.
How can I stand as a candidate at the PCC or local elections?
The Electoral Commission publishes guidance for candidates and prospective candidates for:
The guidance includes information on qualifications for, and disqualifications against:
- standing for election
The briefings scheduled for Tuesday 17 March 2020 and Tuesday 21 April 2020 have been postponed. They will take place cancelled and will be re-arranged to Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 5.30pm.
Polling station changes
Register to vote
The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online. You will need your National Insurance number when you register.
Voting by post is easy and convenient if you are unable to get to the polling station.
Your vote is yours alone
If anyone tries to help you against your will, or force you to give them your postal vote, you should contact the police or use our election fraud online form.
If you any further enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.
The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if:
- they are 18 or over and;
- they are (or will be) registered for that election or referendum
A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.
To request a proxy vote application form, please email email@example.com.
If you have a question or comment regarding elections and voting please complete the Elections and voting form.