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To vote in the Local Council Elections, you need to be:
To vote in the UK Parliamentary General Elections, you need to be:
To vote in the European Parliamentary Elections, you need to be:
View a full list of European Union and Commonwealth countries.
You are a qualifying Commonwealth citizen for registration purposes if:
A British citizen living abroad might be entitled to register as an overseas elector for UK Parliamentary General Elections and European Parliamentary Elections only if they are:
Find more information about overseas electors, Crown servants/British Council employees, and HM Armed Forces service voters from the 'About my vote' website.
Contact us to register to vote if you are in one of these categories.
We will send you a polling card before an election takes place if you are entitled to vote in it. This will tell you the date of the election, your local polling station and polling hours (7am to 10pm).
You don’t have to take your polling card to the polling station when you go to vote. If you don’t have your polling card, the polling clerks will ask for your name and address so they can check you are on the electoral register before they give you your ballot paper.
Contact us no later than four working days before the election if you don’t receive your postal vote pack or proxy polling card.
Ballot papers are counted - usually through the night or during the next day.
Once the count is verified and announced by the Derby Returning Officer, we post the election results and put notices outside Council offices.