Erewash residents are reminded that they must be registered by Monday 19 April – just over a month away - to have their right to vote in the local elections on 6 May.

Voters are going to the polls in the elections for Derbyshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire. In Erewash residents will elect nine county councillors to represent the borough.

Most residents who are old enough to vote are already on the register, which is checked and updated every year by Erewash Borough Council. However, anyone who knows they are not registered or has recently moved house or moved into the borough should ensure their details are registered.

It is quick and easy to register online at gov.uk/register-to-vote (opens in a new window) Residents who want to check that they are registered to vote in Erewash can ask via the Am I Registered to Vote? form. This will be responded to within one working day.

This year’s elections will be held in covid-secure polling stations with a range of safety measures in place. The easiest way for people to cast their vote is to have a postal vote, with new applications needing to be made by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 20 April

Anyone who needs to apply should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 907 1190.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“The countdown is now well underway and it is important that everyone has their right to vote. Please register, if you aren’t already, and do think about a postal vote which is by far the safest and easiest way to vote in these difficult times.”

In Little Eaton, electors will also vote on their village’s Neighbourhood Plan while in the parish wards of Borrowash East and Borrowash West voters will also be given ballot papers for Parish Council elections.

Polling Stations will be open as usual and will be safe places to vote. Voters will need to wear face masks and must take their own pen or pencil and can expect many other safety measures to be in place – including hand sanitisers and floor markings.