With a week to go until the General Election, the city’s Returning Officer is encouraging residents to use their vote.

On Thursday 8th June, 208,384 registered voters in Derby’s three constituencies will vote to elect a Member of Parliament for Derby North, Derby South or Mid Derbyshire.

Derby’s Acting Returning Officer, Janie Berry, wants to make sure residents are fully prepared ahead of the election.

She said: “Every vote matters and we want Derby residents to ensure their voices are heard next week. Remember you don’t need your polling card to vote if you are on the electoral register. If you forget it, you can still vote.

“For those who are voting by post, it is important they fill in their ballot papers privately and return them as soon as possible.

“Postal ballot papers are now being issued and must be returned by 10.00pm on 8th June 2017 or they will not be counted. If you are unable to post your vote or forget, you can bring your vote in person to the Council House or to your local polling station.”

Polling stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm and residents can vote if they are registered, are 18 or over on 8 June 2017 and are:

  • a British citizen, or
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or
  • a citizen of the Irish Republic.

Further details about this year’s elections details can be found on Derby City Council’s website: www.derby.gov.uk/elections.