Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections

You are reminded that on Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors.

This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor.

In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.

Households will have been sent packs with the profiles of the candidates for the Mayoral election.

Whether voting in person at a polling station or by post, don’t forget to vote.

It is your right.

Register to vote in the May Elections 6th

You are reminded that on Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors.

This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor.

In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.

Due to the Coronavirus situation, this year citizens are encouraged to apply for a postal vote. This saves a trip to the polling station and offers a safe and secure method of voting, which is particularly important due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following YouTube video may help you to complete your postal vote in Calderdale.

 

You can still vote in person in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

If you are not registered, you can do so here. It only takes five minutes so you can do it while you run a bath or wait for your tea to brew.

 

Register to Vote here

Register to vote in the May Elections

On Thursday 6 May 2021, Calderdale residents will be voting for their Local Government Councillors and for the first time, a Combined Authority Mayor for West Yorkshire. In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.

There are a number of ways to have your say in May – you can vote in person in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

If you are not registered, you can do so here. It only takes five minutes so you can do it while you run a bath or wait for your tea to brew.

This year we are encouraging you to consider voting by post. This saves a trip to the polling station and offers a safe and secure method of voting, which is particularly important due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you registered to vote? It’s never too early!

Everyone should be registered to vote. If you aren’t you can’t have your say when the time comes and did you know that not being registered could also affect your credit rating.

An election could be called at any time so why not register to vote… It’s never too early!

Simply visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call Electoral Services on 01422 393103

Put a question to one of the main political party leaders

Would you like the chance to put a question to one of the main political party leaders?

Every Friday on BBC Radio 5 live, listeners will be taking over, putting their questions to politicians in the run-up to the General Election.

BBC Radio 5 Live is looking for people to take part in a series of live shows in Salford. Get in touch on election@bbc.co.uk for an application form.

They also want voters in Dewsbury for studio audience debates.

The ‘Your Call’ debates will be live in London between 9am and 10am, on Fridays, 10th, 17th and 24 April and Friday 1st May. The BBC can arrange transport and accommodation.

Please email: election@bbc.co.uk

And don’t forget to register your vote by Monday 20 April 2015!  click here to do it online