Information for voters

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?

Key dates

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

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.

Polling stations

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.

Contact us

Electoral Services
01924 305023