Elections on 4 July in Chesterfield

A general election has been called for Thursday 4 July but there will also be three local by-elections taking place on the same day.

Due to the unfortunate passing of both Councillor June Bingham and Councillor Peter Innes, there are two vacant seats on Chesterfield Borough Council. These are in the Staveley North Ward and the Spire Ward respectively.

There is also one vacant seat on Staveley Town Council, Lowgates North Ward, with the election also scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 July.

Not yet registered to vote?

In order to vote on Thursday 4 July you must be registered by Tuesday 18 June.

You can register to vote online, all you will need is your National Insurance Number, or you can complete a paper form and return it to our elections team.

You can find out more about registering to vote and access the relevant forms on our Registering to vote page.

Voter photo identification

You will need to show photo identification before you can vote in person at a polling station on Thursday 4 July.

There are lots of different forms of photo ID that will be accepted, including driving licence, Passport, Blue Badge, PASS card, older persons bus pass and more.

If you do not have photographic ID you will need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

A Voter Authority Certificate is a document containing an elector’s name and photograph which can be obtained free of charge.

You can find out more about accepted forms of photo ID and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate on our Voter photo identification page.

Prefer to vote by post or by proxy?

If you would like to vote by post, you must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

You can apply either online or by submitting a paper form to our elections team.

A proxy vote is when you arrange for someone to vote on your behalf and any elector can request a proxy vote, provided they give a reason. If you wish to use a proxy vote you must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

If you have a medical emergency six days or less before the election you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on polling day.

You can find out more about voting by post or by proxy and access the relevant forms by visiting our Voting by post or proxy page.

Information for candidates

Nominations for the vacant council seats will be open from 10am to 4pm from Friday 31 May until Friday 7 June.

Nominations for the general election will be open from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday 4 June until Friday 7 June.

Candidate and agent briefing sessions will be taking place in Chesterfield Town Hall on Monday 3 June at 6pm and Wednesday 12 June at 6pm.

First published on 30/05/2024 Last updated on 04/06/2024