On Thursday, 2 May 2019 District Council Elections will take place across the 21 wards of Wakefield - one third of seats will be up for election across all wards; one vacancy in each ward.
There will also be Parish and Town Council elections in some parts of the district.
What are local elections? How can I find out more information about local elections?
Candidate information – nominations closed at 4pm on Wednesday, 3 April. To find out who’s standing for election in your area see the candidate page or
view the list of candidates.
Registering to vote deadline - Friday 12 April, midnight
Postal vote deadline - Monday 15 April, 5pm
Proxy vote deadline - Wednesday 24 April, 5pm
Election day - Thursday 2 May - Polling stations open between 7am and 10pm
Poll Cards will be issued to all registered electors from 18 March onwards - please check your cards carefully. They contain important notes about your polling station. If you have a postal or proxy vote you will still get poll cards detailing this. Your poll card will arrive before your postal voting pack. Postal voting packs will be issued from mid-April onwards.
Type your house number and address, or full post code into the address box on the
Where I Live page to find your polling station. Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.
Important information for postal voters
Easter Break – if you want to vote by post and you are away on holiday during the school Easter break then
contact the office for advice.
You can download an apllication form for postal and proxy votes on the
Your Vote Matters website.
More election information will appear shortly. Information surrounding candidates and any legal notices will be updated in due course. Please keep checking this page for updates.