Tag Archives: votes

Checking the votes

The local election count in Kirklees is under way. We found out more about what the process is…

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.

When will we know the Kirklees election results?

Election staff in Kirklees began verifying votes on Thursday evening. The counting will start at 9.30am on Friday 6th May. We talked to David Smith about the timetable for counting the votes in the local elections and PCC elections. He also explained the different stages of counting the votes for the PCC.

The ballot boxes are in

After seeing the ballot boxes go out on Wednesday afternoon, we’ve now also seen them arriving at Cathedral House after the polls closed. Jayne’s ballot box is in this pile somewhere!

Top tips for Election Day

If you’re voting at a polling station , or if you’ve still got a postal vote lurking at home, here are some top tips from our local elections staff…

There’s still time to return your postal vote

Did you know you can return your postal vote right up until 10pm on Thursday 5th May. Have you returned yours?

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.

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…