Most elections happen on a regular cycle so we know when they are scheduled to take place. Sometimes this changes when elections take place in the same year or central Government calls an early election. By-elections are called when a representative resigns or dies, so are unpredictable.
The table below shows the normal schedule of elections for the Derbyshire Dales area. Elections are usually held on the first Thursday of the month.
|Type||Held every||Last election date|
|Derbyshire Dales District Council||4 years||7 May 2015|
|Parish & Town Council||4 years||7 May 2015|
|Parliament||5 years||7 May 2015|