District Elections

​On Thursday 7 May there are scheduled to be District Elections across all 21 Wards of the Wakefield District. 

The election will be combined with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections which is scheduled for the same day. For more information about the PCC elections click here.

What are District Elections?

The Council is currently made up of 63 councillors with three councillors representing each of the 21 wards across the Wakefield district. 

At each local council election one councillor is elected per ward, to serve on the council for four years.  

How do I vote?

Your ballot paper will detail the candidates standing for election in your ward. The paper will advise you to vote for one candidate only by putting a cross in the corresponding box for your chosen candidate.

District Councillors are elected by the first past the post system, the candidate with the most votes is elected.

The Election Timetable

The timetable for the District election can be found here.

Further Information

As we approach the election this page will be updated with the relevant statutory election notices and specific election information.

For any enquiries regarding voting and registration please visit the Information for Voters section of this webpage.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate in this election please visit the Information for Candidates section of this webpage.

Contact us

Electoral Services Office

County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305023