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Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to elect a new Derbyshire County Council for the first time in four years.



Register Now To Get County Council Election Result Alerts

by Amber Valley Info on Friday 21 April 2017

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to elect a new Derbyshire County Council for the first time in four years.

Polling stations across the county will be open from 7am to 10pm as 270 candidates stand across 61 divisions, contesting all 64 county council seats.

Counting of the votes is being organised by district and borough councils in their areas on behalf of the county council and will take place on Friday 5 May from 10am. Results will start to come in from across the county after that.

Derbyshire County Council is running a full results service and people who want to keep up with what’s happening on the day can sign up for regular result alerts via email. To register now to receive email alerts go to and click on `register’.

People can also keep track of events on the day by following the council on Twitter @derbyshirecc or Facebook

The council’s website will also be regularly updated for people to log on to check the latest results. Find these updates on 5 May by going to

Around 604,000 people across Derbyshire are eligible to vote in the county council elections and people who have registered should have received their polling cards through their doors, telling them where to go to vote. Registered voters who have not received a polling card will still be able to vote.

Derbyshire County Council Chief Executive Ian Stephenson said: “Everyone uses the services provided by the county council. That is why it is so important that people who have a vote use it and have their say.”

The deadline to register to vote in the local elections has now passed but eligible voters still have time to apply for a proxy vote. Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. To find out how to apply go to for more information or contact your district or borough council direct. People can also find more information at

Details of people’s nearest polling station will be printed on their polling card. If people have not received a polling card they should contact their district or borough council for more information.

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