Tag Archives: democracy

Please use your vote

Here’s a special message from Frances Stonehouse, curator of the “Our Fight for the Voting Right” exhibition at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield. Would you have had the right to vote 100 years ago? Please use your vote on Thursday…

55,224 people have a postal vote for #LE2018

We’ve issued 55,224 postal votes for the local elections in Kirklees on 3 May 2018 – and the mammoth task of opening all those envelopes is already under way. We heard from Rob about the scale of the task…

Top tips for voting

Not sure where to vote, who your candidates are or what to expect at the polling station? Here are some top tips from our Returning Officer, Jacqui Gedman.

My first year as Returning Officer

It’s Jacqui Gedman’s first year being our Acting Returning Officer, making sure that we have fair elections in Kirklees.

51,000 postal votes are on the move…

It’s a week before the 2016 local elections and the huge task of opening the postal votes from the Kirklees area is already well under way. Over 51,000 postal votes have been issued for the local elections and PCC elections on Thursday 5th May 2016. We talked to Chris at the postal vote opening to find out where your postal vote goes after you pop it in the post box.

It’s not over yet – local results still to come

It’s not all over when the general election results have been counted. David Smith, Deputy Returning Officer for Kirklees, tells us what’s happening with the local and parish election results…

David’s overnight election count (and the day before)

Want to know what’s been happening to your votes? It’s possibly the biggest election count in Kirklees since 1979. We talked to Deputy Returning Officer David Smith about his election day (and night)…

Vote verification in Kirklees

Before the votes in an election can be counted, all the ballot papers need to be verified. Watch this timelapse clip to see the process in full swing…

Handing in the ballot boxes after a long day

Some very tired Presiding Officers are handing their ballot boxes in after the count. Thanks to Andrea for telling us about her busy day.

Why students should vote

We talked to a student from the University of Huddersfield about why it’s important to vote.

By the way, the Students Union at the University of Huddersfield have been doing loads to encourage students to register and to vote.