315,429 people in Kirklees are registered to vote in the local elections on Thursday 5th May 2022. Here’s everything you need to know…
1. Who can I vote for?
It’s really important that you make your own choice about who you want to vote for. You can listen to what the candidates and political parties have to say, but in the end you have to decide who to vote for. If you’re not sure who your candidates are, check out this independent website from Democracy Club.
Please note that Kirklees Council are not responsible for the content of external websites.
2. Where do I vote?
Your polling station address is shown on your poll card, which you will have received in the post recently. Or you can easily find your polling station online:
Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. Go any time in between, but please don’t miss out by being late. If you’re in a queue at your polling station at 10pm, you will be allowed to cast your vote.
We’re making sure that all polling stations are Covid-19 secure, so that you feel safe when voting.
3. Postal voting
68,859 people in Kirklees have requested a postal vote for these elections. Please post your postal vote back to us as soon as possible, so that we receive it in time.
If you haven’t returned your postal vote envelope before Thursday 5th May, you can take it to any polling station in your ward on election day.
If you applied for a postal vote but haven’t received your postal vote ballot pack, it’s really important that you contact our Electoral Services team at Kirklees Council straight away. Our team are on-hand right now to make sure your vote counts.
It is too late to apply for a postal vote for these elections. If for any reason you cannot visit the polling station on 5th May, please contact our Electoral Services team.
You can watch this video for general advice about how to fill in your postal vote.
4. When will we know the results?
Votes in the local elections will be verified and counted on Friday 6th May 2022. We expect to see results throughout the afternoon. You can keep an eye on the results coming through via Kirklees Council’s website and social media channels:
Follow the live results
on Twitter: @KirkleesCouncil
on Facebook Live in Kirklees
on Kirklees.gov.uk: Voting and elections