Postal votes to be sent out this week

Monday, June 17, 2024

Postal votes for the General Election on 4 July are being sent out this week and Wakefield Council is urging residents to return them as soon as possible.

“Postal votes will start to be delivered to our residents this week and we encourage people to return it as soon as possible.

“If you are concerned about getting to a polling station on 4 July, there is still time to apply for a postal vote or to nominate someone to vote on your behalf – a proxy vote.”

Tony Reeves

Electoral Registration Officer

Tony Reeves

People will receive instructions with their ballot paper on how to complete the postal vote. Anyone with a postal vote cannot vote in person at a polling station. However, completed forms can be handed in at any polling station within the same constituency on the day of the election, any time up to 10pm. Postal votes can also be handed in at the Electoral Services Office, County Hall, Wakefield up to 10pm on election day.

For the election taking place on 4 July, you will be only able to hand in your own postal vote, and the postal votes of up to five other people, at a polling station or to your local council. When handing in postal votes, you will need to complete a form. You will need to include your name and address, how many postal votes you are handing in and why you are handing in those postal votes.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

On the day of the election, polls will be open from 7am to 10pm. The local election count will take place overnight at Thornes Park Athletics Stadium on Thursday 4 July.

The list of candidates for the election is available to view at

For more information about the elections process or previous election results, visit

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