Pontefract North Ward by Election – 24 September 2015

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Date:18/08/2015

A by election is to take place in the Wakefield District on Thursday, 24 September 2015, due to the resignation of Paula Sheriff MP, who represented the Pontefract North No 12 Ward on the Council.

Voters will go to the polls next month in order to elect a new councillor for the ward. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 24 September and you can find details of the polling stations at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections

Nominations close at 4pm on Thursday, 27 August. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Council's Electoral Services team who can be contacted on 01924 305023.

Poll cards should be delivered by 1st September. As this election is taking place during the Annual Registration Canvass, voters are encouraged to ensure that their details are correctly registered in order to ensure that they do not lose their vote. Anyone who has recently moved or changed their details should contact the Electoral Services Team, to check their registration.

Any new applications for postal votes need to be received by the Electoral Services Team by 5pm on Wednesday, 9 September. Proxy applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 16 September. Anyone wishing to vote by post or proxy can contact the office for further information.

The result of the by election will be available on the Council website at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections on Friday, 25 September.