Election information 2019

2019 Local Election 

The next election in Derby city will be the local elections in each of the 17 city wards on 2 May 2019.

One local councillor will be elected in each of the following wards:

  • Abbey
  • Allestree
  • Alvaston
  • Arboretum
  • Blagreaves
  • Boulton
  • Chaddesden
  • Chellaston
  • Darley
  • Derwent
  • Littleover
  • Mackworth
  • Mickleover
  • Normanton
  • Oakwood
  • Sinfin
  • Spondon

Voter ID - The way you vote is changing 

On 2 May 2019, Derby will be taking part in a Voter ID pilot. The information collected from pilot areas in the Country will help to increase the security of the voting process and reduce the risk of voter fraud.

Derby's Voter ID pilot means that electors voting at their polling station on 2 May must produce some form of acceptable Identification (ID) before they are given a ballot paper. Voters will need either one form of photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID. Voters will not be able to vote without providing ID.

If you don’t have ID, you will still be able to vote. You will need to get in touch with our Elections team on 01332 640837 or elections@derby.gov.uk, and apply for a free ‘Certificate of Identity by 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019. More information is available at www.derby.gov.uk/VoterID

There will be no change if you are a postal voter.

What ID can I take to my polling station?

Examples of photo ID you could take to your polling station are a passport, photo card driving licence or Gold card bus pass and acceptable non-photo ID types are your polling card, debit or credit card or a utility bill – remember you will need to produce two forms of non-photo ID.

A full list of ID types will be available on your polling card which you should receive by 31 March 2019.

For more information on polling stations, Voter ID and this election email elections@derby.gov.uk or call the Elections team on 01332 640837.

How can I stand as a candidate at the local elections?

To be able to stand as a candidate in local elections in the city you must meet certain criteria. Further information on standing as a Candidate in Local Elections is available at the electoral commission website or you can contact our electoral services team.

We have 2 briefing sessions for Candidates and Agents and those wanting to stand for election to provide information about the process. 

The first briefing will take place on 18 March 2019 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS. This will include information about standing for election, the nomination process, postal voting arrangements, campaigning, electoral integrity and the Voter ID pilot and expense declarations. 

A further briefing will be held after the close of nominations at 6.00pm on Monday 15 April in the Council Chamber and will cover campaigning, polling day and count arrangements and expense declaration requirements.

For further information or to book a place contact.

How can I register to vote?

If you are not already registered to vote the quickest and easiest way to register is to go to the GOV website. You will need to have your national insurance number to hand when registering. 

You can also contact the electoral services team on our helpline 01332 640837 to apply to register to vote over the phone, please have your national insurance number to hand.

How can I vote by post or proxy?

Further details on postal and proxy voting are available on the Guide to Voting section of our website.

If you have applied to vote by post or as a postal proxy you will not be able to vote at a polling station.

Enquiries can be made to the electoral services team on elections@derby.gov.uk or call 01332 640837.

How often do we elect our councillors?

We currently have 51 Councillors representing 17 wards across the city.

There are three seats in each of the 17 wards. One seat in each of the wards is re-elected every year for three successive years out of four.

When are the next Local, and UK Parliamentary Elections?

The next Local Election is scheduled for Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling will be between 7am and 10pm at polling stations across the city. The next UK Parliamentary Election must take place on or before Thursday 5 May 2022.

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