Derry City & Strabane - Local Government Elections 2023




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Local Government Elections 2023

Saturday 20th May 2023

The results of the Derry City and Strabane District Council Local Government Elections May 2023, including the Turnout Statements for each DEA are available below.

The Statement of Rejected Ballot Papers are also available below.

Local Government Elections 2023

The Local Government Elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 18 May 2023. Polling Day will be on Thursday 18 May 2023 with the Election Count being held on Friday 19 May and Saturday 20 May 2023.

Guidance - Candidates and Agents can access guidance and forms on the Electoral Office for NI website.

This includes the Guide for Candidates and Agents, Nomination FAQs and the Royal Mail Guidance on Candidate Mail.

Pre-Election Seminars are also available for Candidates and Agents HERE.

Electoral Commission guidance on Candidate Spending is also available - Local government elections in Northern Ireland | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is running advice surgeries for candidates and agents to answer questions on the spending and donation rules and completing your candidate spending return. The surgeries will take place in May and June after close of nominations and after polling day. If you would like to book a slot please complete this form.

Nomination Papers –Candidate Nomination Papers can be downloaded HERE.

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll


Notice of Appointment of Election Agents

Notice of Issue and Opening of Postal Votes. Download HERE.


Observer Scheme

One of the Electoral Commission’s roles is to authorise people and organisations to observe UK elections and relevant referendums. Unless appointed by an agent, you need to apply to become an accredited electoral observer to observe the:

  • issue or receipt of postal ballot papers
  • taking of the poll
  • counting of the votes

You can apply as an individual observer, or as an organisation and must be 16 or over. The deadline to apply to become an accredited observer for the local council elections is 2 May.

You can find out more and apply here.