2019 District Council Elections
District Council Elections will take place on 2 May 2019.
Key dates for voters
- Midnight Friday 12th April – last date to Register to Vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote It only takes 5 minutes
- 5pm Monday 15th April – last date for new Postal Vote applications
- 5pm Wednesday 24th April – last date for Proxy Vote applications
A briefing for confirmed candidates and their agents was held on Tuesday 9 April at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Matlock. All candidates were welcome to attend. This covered campaining do's and don'ts and the count arrangements. Here are some of the resources presented at the briefing:
Local Government electors as at 1 March 2019 [22KB] - a list of the number of electors for each ward
Candidate Briefing Slide Handouts [82KB] - from the presentation to candidates on 9 April 2019
Allocation of Teams [17KB] - which teams will be dealing with which ward at the count
The key dates for the nomination process were:
|Publication of Notice of Election (see notices below)||19 March 2019|
|Nominations accepted at Matlock Town Hall 10am to 4pm on working days||19 March 2019 to 3 April 2019*|
|Statement of Persons Nominated||Published 4 April 2019|
Useful information for candidates
Being a District Councillor [366KB] - a presentation that will give you an idea of what life as a District Councillor is like
Map of Wards and Parishes [1.1MB] - shows how the District is divided up into Wards that are represented by one or more Councillors
Electoral Arrangements [45KB] - details the parishes within each Ward, the number of seats available and the current number of electors registered in each Ward.
Councillor Role Profile [41KB] a 'job description' for a District Councillor
Statement of Persons Nominated
Ashbourne North Ward [0.3MB]
Ashbourne South Ward [0.3MB]
Bakewell Ward [0.3MB]
Bradwell Ward [0.3MB]
Brailsford Ward [0.3MB]
Calver Ward [0.3MB]
Carsington Water Ward [0.3MB]
Chatsworth Ward [0.3MB]
Clifton and Bradley Ward [0.3MB]
Darley Dale Ward [0.3MB]
Dovedale and Parwich Ward [0.3MB]
Doveridge and Sudbury Ward [0.3MB]
Hartington and Taddington Ward [0.3MB]
Hathersage and Eyam Ward [0.3MB]
Hulland Ward [0.3MB]
Lathkill and Bradford Ward [0.3MB]
Litton and Longstone Ward [0.3MB]
Masson Ward [0.3MB]
Matlock All Saints Ward [0.3MB]
Matlock St Giles Ward [0.3MB]
Norbury Ward [0.3MB}
Stanton Ward [0.3MB]
Tideswell Ward [0.3MB]
Winster and South Darley Ward [0.3MB]
Wirksworth Ward [0.3MB]
Significant dates for those elected.
The District Council has planned an Induction Programme for the new Council and a full version will be supplied to successful candidates immediately after their election. If you are thinking of becoming a candidate it may be useful for you to know the dates involved so that you can plan ahead. Inability to attend on one or more of these dates does not preclude you from being a candidate as alternative arrangements for your training will be made.
9 May 2019 - 2pm - 7pm - Induction and Signing Ceremony
Councillors will sign their Declaration of Acceptance of Office and will have a chance to meet other Members and key members of staff.
10 May 2019 - 10am - 4.30pm - Tour of the District
Senior Officers will guide Members on a tour of significant sites and major projects within the District
13, 15 or 16 May 2019 - Information Technology Induction Sessions
23 May 2019 - Annual Meeting of the Council
Further training sessions covering how decisions are made, planning, licensing and appeals, ethics, finance, current issues, commercialism and several other topics will take place during June, July and September.
For further information please call our Helpline on 01629 761335.