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 / Town council elections in some parts of the district.

Key dates

Candidate nominations - Monday 18 March until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April. Candidate details will be available on the website after this date.

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

Registering to vote

If you want to have your say make sure you are registered to vote. The registration deadline is midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.

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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

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.

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