Election information 2018

The latest election to be held was the local elections in each of the 17 city wards on Thursday 3rd May.

There was one seat contested in each of the 17 wards:

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

Election Notices

How can I stand for election?

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.

A briefing session for Candidates and Agents to give further information about the process for nominations to stand as a candidate the election process in general was held on Saturday 17th March in the Council Chamber at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS. A further briefing session was also held on Saturday 14th April to cover polling, postal voting, count arrangements, spending and integrity issues. 

Representatives from the Elections Team, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Electoral Commission were in attendance.

Information shared at the Candidates and Agents meeting held on Saturday 17th March:

Briefing session slides

Register request form

Information shared at the Candidates and Agents meeting held on Saturday 14th April:

Briefing slides

Candidate and Agent information for the count

Expense limits

When can nomination forms be submitted?

The deadline for nomination forms to be submitted has now passed.

Who is nominated for election?

The statement of persons nominated for election is now available along with the Notice of election agents

How can I register to vote in the Local Elections?

If you are not already registered to vote, the last day to register so you can vote in the local elections is midnight on Tuesday 17th April. The quickest and easiest way to register is to go to the GOV website. You will need your national insurance number to hand when registering as there will be an ID check as part of the registration process.

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

How can I vote by post or proxy?

The deadline for us to receive your completed postal vote so you can take part in the local elections is 5pm Wednesday 18th April. The deadline for completed proxy applications is 5pm Wednesday 25th April.

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

When will I receive my postal vote for this election?

If we received your application by Tuesday 3rd April 2018 we have sent your postal vote by first class mail on Friday 13th April.

If you applied for a postal vote between Wednesday 4th April and the deadline of 5pm Wednesday 18th April we will post your postal vote by first class mail on Tuesday 24th April.

If you applied to register to vote and completed your application form for a postal vote on the deadline day we will send your postal vote on/or near to Friday 27th April. 

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 should be made to electoral services team on elections@derby.gov.uk or 01332 640837.

Useful forms