Residents encouraged to vote on Thursday 5 May

Published: 29 April 2022

Clock outside Council House

Candidates are up for election in all 17 wards of the city.

With just under a week to go until the Local Elections, Derby City Council’s Electoral Registration and Returning Officer, Emily Feenan, is encouraging residents to go out and use their vote.

Candidates are up for election in all 17 wards of the city and a full list of those standing can be found on the Council’s website.

Emily Feenan, Electoral Registration Officer for Derby City Council said:

When I say that every vote matters, I really do mean it – in the 2021 local elections, a seat was won by only one vote.

Voting at a polling station is easy, usually quick and our friendly election staff will be able to guide you through the process if you need it. You don’t need to bring your polling card but you are welcome to take it along if you want to.

If you have an emergency which means that you are unable to vote in person on 5 May, you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote. The details are all online and the form must be completed and back with us by 5pm on polling day.

If you have registered to vote by post, this will need to be completed and back with us by Thursday 5 May so make sure you send it off in time. If you can’t post yours back in time, you can drop it off at any polling station in the city or at the Council House before 10pm on polling day.

Not exercising your democratic right to vote could make all the difference, so I’d urge you to, and get out and use your vote!

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 May. Yours will be detailed on your polling card or you can check online using the where do I vote website. Residents can vote if they are already registered, are age 18 or over on the day, and are either a British, commonwealth, or EU citizen.

Further details about elections can be found on Derby City Council’s election webpages.

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