Derby's polling stations could be changing and you can have your say

Published: 1 November 2022

polling station sign with direction on wall.

A new consultation on Derby's polling stations is now open! (Image: Freepik)

Derby’s polling places could be about to change, meaning new places for you to vote.

To improve the voting experience, Derby City Council is currently reviewing the polling places and polling districts used in the city ahead of the Local Elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Polling districts need to be adjusted so that they can reflect the new ward boundaries recommended in the Local Government Boundary Commission’s recent electoral review of Derby.

The (Acting) Returning Officer for Derby has published proposals for changes to improve voting facilities and adapt arrangements to the new wards.

During the review we will ensure that polling places are accessible to voters and are keen to hear views from residents with disabilities.

The proposals also aim to ensure venues are in the communities they serve wherever possible.

This review will not consider changes to the city boundary, Parliamentary constituency boundaries or ward boundaries.

The Consultation runs from Monday 31 October 2022 to Tuesday 10 January 2023.

You can have your say on the proposals and suggested polling places on the Let’s Talk Derby website

If you disagree with a proposed polling place, we encourage you to suggest an alternative venue we should consider along with the reasons you think this is a better option.

We would particularly encourage any comments about the accessibility of polling station voting to voters with any type of disability, either at specific polling places, or in general.

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