Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the local elections on Thursday 3rd May.

Across Derby:

  • There are 178,125 eligible voters
  • 86 polling stations will be open
  • 300 polling station staff will be on duty

Mick Styne, Elections and Local Land Charges Manager, Derby City Council, said:

Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election.

Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station, and you will find more information on how to take part on the Your Vote Matters website. Voters can also get in touch with the Electoral Services team here with any further queries.”

If you are registered, you do not need your poll card to vote, however, it is encouraged that voters bring it with them to make the process quicker and more efficient.

Chris Hinde, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the Midlands, said:

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3 May.  Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.”

The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.

There is more information on the Your Vote Matters website or you can email the Electoral Services team on