More than 86,000 poll cards in total will be hand-delivered across Erewash between 26 March and 5 April to residents who are on the voting register.

Delivery of the poll cards is the first key stage in the countdown to the local elections on Thursday 6 May, when voters in the borough will elect nine councillors to represent the Erewash area on Derbyshire County Council. They will also vote for the election of a Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The poll card gives electors their voter number and details of their polling station - or it will confirm details for those residents who have requested a postal vote.

Residents who want to check that they are registered to vote in Erewash can use 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.

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.