On Thursday 4 May 2023, District and Parish Council elections will be taking place in Kirklees. Voters from all 23 wards will have the opportunity to elect a new Councillor to represent their local area.

Elections Act

The Elections Act 2022 was granted Royal Assent and passed into law on 28 April 2022. For the first time, voters across the UK will need to show photo ID when voting at polling stations during this year's local elections.

Please make sure you are ready to vote on 4 May by checking you have an accepted form of photo ID.

Before the election
Date and time Event
Thursday 23 March 2023 Notice of Election
Friday 24 March 2023 from 10am First day for delivery of nomination papers
Tuesday 4 April 2023, 4pm Last date for delivery of nomination papers
Wednesday 5 April 2023, 4pm Statement of persons nominated 2023
Monday 17 April 2023, 12 midnight Deadline to register to vote
Tuesday 18 April 2023, 5pm Last date for:
  • receipt of applications to vote by post
  • amending a postal vote
  • cancelling a postal vote
Tuesday 25 April 2023, 5pm Last date:
  • for receipt of applications to vote by proxy
  • to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC)
Tuesday 25 April 2023 Notice of poll
Polling day, Thursday 4 May 2023
Time Event
7am and 10pm Polling stations open
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5pm Deadline for us to receive emergency proxy applications
5pm Deadline for us to issue replacement postal ballot papers
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