Information for voters

Thursday, 7 May 2020 – there will be two combined elections running on the same day managed by Wakefield Council. The District Elections and the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election.

What does a combined election mean?

Simply put there are two separate elections running side by side on the same day. 

For you as a voter it will mean that if you will receive two separate ballot papers when you vote. One ballot paper will be used to cast your vote for the District Elections and one ballot paper will be used to cast your vote for the PCC Election. 

The Ballot papers will be different colours and at the top of the paper it will advise which election that paper relates to. 

If you are voting at the polling station the staff there will be able to confirm which paper is which and which ballot box your completed ballot paper will need to be placed in. 

If you are a postal voter and are unsure about your ballot papers you can contact our offices once you have received your ballot packs closer to the election.

For specific information about the District Elections please follow this link.

For specific information about the PCC Elections please follow this link.

Key dates

Candidate information – the information regarding candidates for both Elections will be available after the close of nominations which is 4pm on Wednesday, 8 April 2020. If you are wanting to find further information to stand as a candidate please see our Information for Candidates Page.

  • Registering to vote deadline – Tuesday, 21 April, midnight. To Register please complete the online form at the following site - https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  • Postal vote deadline – Wednesday, 22 April, 5pm 
  • Proxy vote deadline – Wednesday, 29 April, 5pm
  • Election day – Thursday, 7 May - Polling stations open between 7am and 10pm

If you would like further information about the different voting methods or to apply for a postal or proxy vote, you can do by visiting the following webpage on 

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote or contact us on 01924 305023

Poll cards

Poll Cards will be issued to all registered electors from 28 March 2020- when received 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 16 April 2020.

Further Information

Further information regarding the election will be added to this page as the election approaches. If you have any queries or enquiries regarding your registration or voting preferences you can contact our office by email to elections@wakefield.gov.uk or call during our office hours on the number below.

Contact us

Electoral Services Office

County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305023