Voting safely at the elections
Polling stations will be open across Derby for the 2022 local elections on Thursday 5 May. We will be putting in place measures to help keep everyone stay safe at the polling station.
Please register to vote by Thursday 14 April if you have not received an official poll card for these elections.
You must not attend the polling station if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate. You can still cast your vote by applying for an emergency proxy before 5pm on Thursday 5 May. Call 01332 640837 to request a form.
- please wear a face covering if you can
- please bring a pen or pencil to mark the ballot paper. Pencils will also be available in the polling station and will be sanitized after each use
- there may be restrictions on the number of voters admitted to a station at any one time
- please follow any one-way systems, floor markings, signage, and any instructions from polling station staff
- hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and exit of the polling station
- voting booths, pencils, door handles and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly
- there will be a clear perspex screen to protect staff and voters at each voting table.
These measures may mean you have to queue or wait for longer than usual to be able to cast your vote. Try to avoid busy times if you can, like before and after work, after the school run and lunchtime.
If you want to vote without attending the polling station, more information is available in our postal and proxy voting section.