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 Committee Management Information System (CMIS) page.
The next local elections will be held on 7 May 2020, on the same day as the Police and Crime Commissioner Election.
An election is 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 7 May 2020.
The Electoral Commission publishes guidance for candidates and prospective candidates for:
The guidance includes information on qualifications for, and disqualifications against:
Briefings for candidates and agents will be held at the Council House on 17 March and 21 April 2020 at 5.30 pm. Nomination packs will be available from 17 March 2020. For further information or to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Last date to register to vote||Tuesday 21 April 2020|
|Last date to apply for a postal vote||5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020|
|Last date to apply for a proxy vote||5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020|
|Polling day||7am to 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2020|
A number of changes have been made to polling stations following a review of polling districts and polling places. Please check your poll card carefully and contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
To vote in the local and PCC elections this year you must have registered to vote by Tuesday 21 April 2020.
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.
You can apply for a postal vote online or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. The completed form must be returned to us by email or post by 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020.
|Postal vote applications received by||Estimated date that postal voting packs will be dispatched|
|8 April 2020||22 April 2020|
|5pm on 22 April 2020||27 April 2020|
These dates are estimates only. Whilst we will do everything we can to ensure you receive your postal voting pack as soon as possible, we are not able to guarantee that it will reach you by a certain date.
If you will be away from home in the period before the day of the election then a proxy vote may be a more suitable alternative.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed form must reach us by 5pm on 29 April 2020.