Tag Archives: elections

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.

Voting for the first time

First time voter Max tells us why he thinks it’s important to vote in the local elections in Kirklees.

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…

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.

Why your vote matters

Local elections in Kirklees are happening on 3 May 2018. Make sure you use your vote. We heard from the Returning Officer for Kirklees, Jacqui Gedman, about why your vote really matters…


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.

My first year as a councillor

We talked to Gemma Wilson about her first year as a councillor in the Lindley ward of Kirklees.

The ballot boxes are on the move

Today we met presiding officer  Jayne, who told us what happens at the ballot box collection. We also got our first glimpse of the official election day poking stick (a.k.a. ‘Shaw’s Ballot Paper Compactor’). You heard it here first folks…