Helen’s been busy handing out ballot boxes

Did you know that it takes hundreds of people to run a local election? And the work starts long before the polls open. Helen has been busy handing out ballot boxes this afternoon…

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55,500 postal votes – a lot of envelopes to open

We’ve issued around 55,500 postal votes for the local elections – and the mammoth task of opening the envelopes is already under way. Have you returned yours yet? If not, there’s still time.

Verifying the votes

Before counting begins, the contents of every ballot box are checked to make sure that we’ve confirmed the number of votes. Here’s what happens…

The end (of the election) is nigh…

The ballot boxes have arrived back at Cathedral House ahead of the local election count in Kirklees.

It’s easier than you think to vote

Not sure who to vote for or where to vote? First time voter Max tells us it’s easier than you think to vote in the local elections.

Meet the Inspector

Today, all day (and all evening) the Inspectors are quietly going around every polling station in your local area, making sure that all is well and that you are able to vote.

You can vote without your poll card

Don’t worry if you’ve lost your polling card – you can still vote without it. And you can look up your polling station at: www.wheredoivote.co.uk