On Thursday 4 May 2023, residents in all Chesterfield council wards will go to the polls to select their representatives. Residents in Brimington and Staveley will also elect councillors to Brimington Parish Council and Staveley Town Council.
Make sure you’re registered to vote
To vote on 4 May you must be registered by Monday 17 April 2023.
We wrote to all eligible voters in Chesterfield last autumn asking them to make sure their details are correct on the register. If you responded to this, there is no need for you to do anything now.
If you are a new resident, it’s important to realise that you will have to make sure you are registered to vote at your new address. Just because you are paying Council Tax at your new address, you are NOT automatically registered to vote.
You can choose to use a postal vote, if you have previously registered for a postal vote then you do not need to do anything. If you wish to apply for one then you must complete and send the application form by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
The Government introduced new rules last year which mean all voters must now show valid photographic identification before they can cast their vote. This is an important change, so please familiarise yourself with the guidance linked below.
Changes to local electoral boundaries
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England developed new local electoral boundaries following a review last year. These will apply for the election on 4 May 2023.