Election information 2018

The next elections to be held will be local elections in each of the 17 city wards on Thursday 3 May 2018.

There will be 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 and Spondon

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 us.

We will be holding 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 at 10am on Saturday 17 March 2018. This will be in the Council Chamber at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS.

Representatives from the Elections Team, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Electoral Commission will be in attendance. Contact us if you wish to book a place or need any further information.

A further session for Agents and those that have become candidates will be held at 10am on Saturday 14 April 2018 in the Council Chamber and if you wish to attend please contact us.

You can download the Elections 2018 Nomination Pack on our website. 

Notice of election will be published on Friday 23 March 2018.

We will be able to receive completed nomination forms between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Monday 26 March and close of nominations at 4pm on Friday 6 April 2018.

Contact us to make an appointment for us to receive your nomination if you wish to stand. We are happy to conduct an informal check prior to submission by the 4pm 6 April deadline.

Registering 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 17 April 2018. 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 us on our helpline 01332 640837 to register over the phone if you have your national insurance number to hand.

Voting 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 18 April 2018. The deadline for completed proxy applications is 5pm Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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 have received your application by 3 April 2018 we will send out your postal vote by first class mail on or near to 17 April 2018. If you apply for a postal vote between 4 April 2018 and 5pm Wednesday 18 April we will send your postal vote by first class mail on/or near to 25 April 2018.

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 27 April 2018.

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 via elections@derby.gov.uk or 01332 640837.

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