Use your vote on May 22

Date: 5/15/2014
Ref: PR 4995

Residents are being urged to get their voice heard in the upcoming local and European elections next week.

170 polling stations across Wakefield district will open from 7am till 10pm for residents to cast their vote on May 22.

Postal voters are reminded to post their completed packs before polling day. Completed postal votes can also be handed in at any polling station in the district on election day.

A third of the Council’s seats are up for election this year with 78 candidates contesting 21 seats. At the same time six seats in the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency of the European Parliament are being contested.

Returning Officer and Council Chief Executive Joanne Roney said: “As polling day approaches nearer, we want to remind people to use their votes and have their say on who they want to represent them both on Wakefield Council and in the European Parliament.

“People voting by post should fill in and return their ballot papers as soon as they can. Don’t delay - make sure your vote counts.”

People voting in person at polling stations should check their poll cards for information about where and when to vote. Google maps showing directions to polling stations can be accessed at

For more information on the elections visit