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Local elections

Find details of local elections here.

Key dates for 2024

  • 25th March (Monday). Notice of Election.
  • 26th March (Tuesday) from 10am. First day for delivery of nomination papers.
  • 5th April (Friday) at 4pm. Last date for delivery of nomination papers.
  • 8th April (Monday) at 4pm. Statement of persons nominated published.
  • 16th April (Tuesday) at 12 midnight. Deadline to register to vote.
  • 17th April (Wednesday) at 5pm. Last date:
    • For receipt of applications to vote by post.
    • To amend or cancel an existing proxy vote.
  • 24th April (Wednesday) at 5pm. Last date:
    • For receipt of new applications to vote by proxy.
    • To apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC).
  • 2nd May (Thursday). Polling day.
  • 3rd May (Friday).Counting of votes and declaration of results.

Key events on polling day

  • 7am to 10pm: Polling stations open.
    • To find your polling station, visit: Where do I vote? (Please note: Calderdale Council does not own or manage this website and we are not responsible for the content.)
    • Please remember to take accepted photographic ID with you. For more about this, see: Voter identification.
  • 5pm, deadline for us to:
    • Receive emergency proxy applications.
    • Issue replacement postal ballot papers.

Notice of election

Statement as to persons nominated and notices of election agent names


One Councillor will be elected for each of the 17 wards.

Here is a list of the Wards in Calderdale:

  • Brighouse.
  • Calder.
  • Elland.
  • Greetland and Stainland.
  • Hipperholme and Lightcliffe.
  • Illingworth and Mixenden.
  • Luddendenfoot.
  • Northowram and Shelf.
  • Ovenden.
  • Park.
  • Rastrick.
  • Ryburn.
  • Skircoat.
  • Sowerby Bridge.
  • Todmorden.
  • Town.
  • Warley.

To find the ward you are in, please see: My area and enter your address.

For candidates

For nomination packs and key dates, please see: Information for candidates.

For more about being a Local Councillor, please see: How to become a Councillor.

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