Dales residents urged to register to vote in upcoming elections

Derbyshire Dales residents will be heading to the polls this year on Thursday 2nd May to take part in Combined County Mayoral Authority and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Residents across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham will get the chance to vote for the first-ever elected East Midlands Mayor in May, after councils gave the go-ahead to devolution for the region.

Residents will also be able to vote for who should be the next Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner; the commissioner is responsible for policing across the county, ensuring the delivery of an effective and efficient police service.

To vote in these elections, residents must be on the electoral register by 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April, and we are urging residents who aren’t registered to vote to do so before the deadline.

It is also likely that a parliamentary election for the Derbyshire Dales Constituency will take place during 2024 based on the new boundaries (including parts of Amber Valley and South Derbyshire).

The key message for residents is that a parliamentary election timetable is very short so those who are not registered to vote are encouraged to apply early so they are on the electoral register when an election is called.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is responsible for organising the elections in the Dales and residents can check if they’re registered to vote either by telephoning the electoral helpline on 01629 761335 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anyone wishing to apply for a postal or proxy vote can now apply online. See www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/elections for more details.

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