Your vote matters – be prepared for the upcoming election

Calderdale residents are being urged to register to vote and check voter application deadlines, to ensure they can have their say in the upcoming General Election.

To vote in the General Election on Thursday 4 July 2024, residents must make sure they area registered to vote. The deadline to register is 11:59pm on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

Residents who are not registered at their current address can do so online at link). It’s quick and easy and takes less time than making a cup of tea. Alternatively, contact Electoral Services on 01422 393103 to request a form.

Wednesday 19 June at 5pm is the deadline to register for a postal vote if people are worried about being able to make it to a polling station or know that they’re away from home on the date of the election.

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the council by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

People planning to vote at a polling station must make sure they take a valid for of ID with them. Accepted forms of photo ID include a passport, driving licence, Blue Badge, bus pass and many others. Visit the Council’s voter identification web page for the full list.

If you are planning to vote in person and do not have one of these types of ID, you will need to request a free voter ID document called a Voter Authority Certificate. To apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, visit Apply for photo ID to vote(external link) (GOV.UK).

You can also complete a paper application and send this to the Council’s Electoral Services at Mulcture House, Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax, HX1 1SP.

To get an application form, or for help to apply, please visit Halifax Customer First at 19 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1QE.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Electoral Services staff will be available to help with registration, voter ID, postal voting and proxy voting queries at various locations over the coming week – details can be found at How to vote | Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer, Robin Tuddenham, said:

“As our elections team is busy preparing for the upcoming General Election, we’re also urging residents to be prepared and ensure they’re registered to vote and have considered how they might want to cast their vote.

“With the election falling during the summer, some people may be away from home on polling day, in which case it’s also important to be aware of deadlines for registering for a postal or proxy vote. 

“For those planning to vote at a polling station, please make sure you have an accepted form of photo ID or you won’t be able to vote.

“Registering to vote is quick and easy to do, requiring you to just fill out a few of your details and submit the form online. Don’t miss out on having your say.”

On the day of the election, polls will be open from 7am to 10pm. Following the close of polls, all the votes cast will be taken to Halifax for the election count.

The list of candidates for the election will be published by 5pm on Friday 7 June and will be available to view at

For more information about the elections process or previous election results, visit


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