Local District and Parish Elections 2019

District and parish elections are taking place in South Derbyshire on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

All 36 District council seats across the 15 wards are up for election along with the parishes. Parish polls will only be held where the election is contested.

To vote in these elections you must be on the electoral register. If you have moved recently or are otherwise not registered, you can register online.

Applications to register must be made no later than Friday, April 12, 2019 in order to vote on Thursday, May 2.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on election day.

If you would like to apply for a postal vote you may request an application form here. Completed postal vote applications must reach us by no later than 5pm on Monday, April 15, 2019.

If you would like more information about these elections or on registering to vote, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (docx, 97kb) or get in touch by clicking the below green button.

Elections enquiry form

Alternatively you can use the below details to contact our Electoral Services team.

Email: elections@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01283 595723 /595875 /595728

Electoral Services
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 0AH

Information for Candidates

Packs of nomination papers are available on request from Electoral Services. Completed papers may be delivered once the notice of election is published, and before the close of nominations which is 4pm on Wednesday,  April 3, 2019.

Nomination papers should be delivered to the address given on the Notice of Election. Several of the nomination papers must be delivered by hand.

Electoral Services will offer to informally check nomination papers before they are submitted. Prospective candidates are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 01283 595875 /595723.

The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Rules 2018 have now been made and will apply for all parish elections held in England on or after May 2, 2019. These remove the requirement for candidates to have their home address published on the ballot paper and statement of persons nominated.
The Electoral Commission has updated nomination packs and parts 2a and 2b of its guidance for candidates and agents to reflect the amended regulations. If you had already downloaded a copy of the nomination packs from the Electoral Commission website, or parts 2a or 2b, please make sure you download the updated versions.

The Electoral Commission publishes guidance for candidates which is available from its website: Electoral Commission website.