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District council elections

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

Guide for Candidates and Agents attending the Verification and Count [1MB]

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

Form for Candidates and Agents to request copies of the Electoral Register

Form for Candidates and Agents to request copies of the absent voter lists

Withdrawal Form

Code of Conduct for Campaigners

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.