Tag Archives: election staff

We’re here to help

At your local polling station, you’ll find a friendly Presiding Officer who is there to help you if needed. Meet Rosie and Stacey…

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Polls are open

It’s been an early start for hundreds of election elves today, who have been busy setting up polling stations across Kirklees. We visited the Oakes Baptist polling station at 6.15am. The polls are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

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…

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.

Getting on with running the election

Almost 200 Presiding Officers are busy running polling stations all across Kirklees. It’s a long day for everyone, but Diane tells us how they are “just getting on with it”.

Being part of the local elections

Presiding Officer Alaina told us how it’s good to be part of the local elections in Kirklees.

Sunday morning ballot box packing

It takes a lot of care and attention (and a lot of cellotape) to get everything ready for election day. We went along to see how the Kirklees elections team spend their Sunday morning in election week – busy packing ballot boxes…