The Council is carrying out a review of its polling districts and polling places as a consequence of the District Council’s electoral arrangements being reviewed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
The Boundary Commission has made a number of changes to the electoral wards and their final recommendations can be view on the Commission’s website www.lgbce.org.uk
As part of the review, a consultation period will run from Friday 9 March 2018 until Friday 20 April 2018.
The purpose of the review is to:
- seek to ensure that all electors should continue to have such reasonable and convenient facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
- seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places designated are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled.
During this period the Council is inviting representations relating to existing polling districts and the suitability of the existing polling places or any proposed polling districts or polling places referred to in the preliminary ARO draft proposals.
Representations would be welcome from electors and elected representatives or parties, parish councils, and individuals or groups with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability. Any person making a representation should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places. The submission form below may be used for this purpose.
A preliminary review of the effect of the boundary changes on existing polling districts and polling places has been undertaken by the ARO and a copy of the draft ARO proposals together associated maps showing the existing ward boundaries and proposed polling districts and places will be published on the website shortly.
Polling districts are the areas into which district electoral wards are sub divided and polling places are the locations of buildings in which polling stations are established. Polling districts can be created as an electoral requirement but also as a means to provide a more conveniently located polling station for the electorate.
Following the consultation period the review proposals will be considered at a full Council meeting the agenda for which will be published on the Council’s website and notice of the outcome of the review will be published within 14 days of the Council meeting.
The proposals will be incorporated in the new register of electors to be published on 1 December 2018.
Please find the publication of verification figure attached here.
North East Derbyshire residents who are already registered to vote willl automatically be sent poll cards to vote in the General Election.
You only need to register if you have moved house or have not previously registered to vote at the address where you live, and the quickest and easiest way to do this is to go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, where you will need to provide certain details, which will include your date of birth and National Insurance Number.
The deadline for receiving applications for registration is midnight on Monday 22 May.
The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.
The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm om Wednesday 31 May.
The earliest date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes is Friday 2 June.
The last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes is 5pm on Thursday 8 June.
The deadline for emergency proxy applications is 5pm on Thursday 8 June.
If you require any further information, please ring the Electoral Services team on 01246 217068 or 217069.
Information statement for Ashover Referendum
Holymoorside and Walton
The next elections to take place in North East Derbyshire are the Derbyshire County Council Elections which will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017.
In North East Derbyshire area, there are 7 electoral divisions represented by 8 Councillors:
Clay Cross North – 1 seat
Clay Cross South – 1 seat
Dronfield East – 1 seat
Dronfield West and Walton – 1 seat
Eckington and Killamarsh – 2 seats
Sutton – 1 seat
Wingerworth and Shirland – 1 seat
Any new registrations for this election must reach us by Thursday 13 April 2017.
Any new postal or postal proxy applications, and changes to existing postal or postal proxy votes must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017. Any new applications for proxy voting must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.