Last chance to have your say and vote in Calderdale elections

People can have their say in the upcoming Calderdale Council elections – but if you have not registered to vote for the poll on May 6, you need to do so quickly.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 7:00 am

Calderdale Council’s Chief Executive, and the borough’s Returning Officer, Robin Tuddenham, says the easiest way to register to vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but there are other methods and there is a lot of infprmatoon about the upcoming elections – at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/council/elections-and-voting/how-vote – on the council’s website.

Mr Tuddenham said: “Time is running out to ensure you can have your say at the upcoming elections.

“The deadline to register to vote in the May elections, is midnight on Monday, April 19.

Polling Station
Polling Station

“The easiest way to register is online, alternatively, you can contact Electoral Services on 01422 393103 to request a form.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are also different ways you can vote, said Mr Tuddenham.

“We know that the voting process will feel very different this year, and many may prefer to opt for a postal vote instead of attending a polling station on Thursday, May 6.

“If you’d prefer to vote this way it’s important that you apply before 5pm on Tuesday, April 20.

“Alternatively, you can appoint someone you trust to vote in your place – this is known as a proxy vote.

“The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday, April 27.

“However you choose to cast your vote, residents can be assured that we’re doing all we can to ensure the voting process is as safe and efficient as possible,” he said.