Tag Archives: election staff

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…

What happens to your postal vote?

Every postal vote envelope that the elections team receive is carefully opened and checked, to make sure that it’s valid, but no-one sees how you’ve voted. Rob explained the process to us…

59,000 postal votes issued for #GE2017

Watch as the mammoth task of opening and validating 59,000 postal votes for the 2017 General Election gets under way in Kirklees. Thanks to Rob for explaining how it all works…

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.

It’s a perfect day to vote

Have you voted yet? Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5th May for the local elections & PCC elections. Presiding officer Philip explains what you can expect.