May 2023 Elections information
The next scheduled Elections taking place within North East Derbyshire are the District and Parish Elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
If you are not already registered to vote, the last date to register and become eligible to vote in the above elections is Monday 17 April 2023.
More information on registering to vote can be found at the GOV.UK website. You will be asked to provide your date of birth and national insurance number in order to register to vote.
Information for candidates and agents
We will be holding briefing sessions for prospective Candidates and their Election Agents on the following dates:
- Tuesday 7 March 2023
- Thursday 9 March 2023 cancelled - FACE TO FACE BRIEFING CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS – WE ARE HOLDING THE BRIEFING VIRTUAL PLEASE CONTACT ELECTORAL SERVICES FOR DETAILS ON 01246 217058
- Wednesday 15 March 2023
All sessions will commence at 6pm at North East Derbyshire District Council, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane. Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG.
These sessions will cover arrangements for the Election, including nominations, postal voting, polling day and the verification and count.
We will be holding a post nomination briefing after the close of nominations which will cover more detailed arrangements for polling day and the verification and count. This will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 6pm at the District Council Offices.
If you wish to attend one of the above briefing sessions, please contact Donna Jawad – Electoral Services Manager on 01246 217058 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
More information on becoming a Candidate together with nomination forms can be found on the Electoral Commission website or if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Electoral Services Team on 01246 217058, 01246 217068 or 01246 217069.
The last date to apply for a new postal, proxy postal and for changes to be made to existing postal or proxy votes for the above elections is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
The last date to apply for a new proxy vote for the above elections is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.
Remember that if you're planning to vote in person at the 2023 District and Parish Elections, you'll need to bring a Photo ID (Voter ID) with you to the polling station. You can find more information on our Voter ID webpage or the Electoral Commission website.
Most forms of photo ID can be used as your Voter ID (see the full list). If you don't have any of the forms of ID which are on the Electoral Commission list, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.
The last date to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.
If you require any further information, please contact the Electoral Services Team on 01246 217068 / 01246 217069 or via email at email@example.com.
What will happen at the Polling Station?
When you arrive at your polling station, a member of staff will:
1. Ask you to confirm your name and address so that they can find you on the Electoral Register
2. Ask you for your photo ID, and check if it is acceptable
3. If your ID is acceptable, they will give you your ballot paper and direct you to complete it in a polling booth as usual
A private area will be available at the Polling Station, so you can chose to have your photo ID viewed in private if you like. This might be a separate room, or an area separated by a privacy screen, depending on the polling station.
Remember, staff at the polling are there to help. If you need assistance at any point, just ask.
Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 15:13 by Admin