Leeds Local Elections
The 2022 Leeds City Council election is due to take place on 5 May 2022. One third—33 of 99—of councillors will be elected. The election will take place alongside other local elections across the United Kingdom.
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Countdown to Leeds local elections gets started as poll cards issued

Local Elections will be held in Leeds on 5 May 2022. Your Vote Matters: Make Sure You’re IN.

With the pre-election period formally starting, poll cards are now being sent out to everyone currently registered to vote in this year’s elections for seats on Leeds City Council. Residents are being asked to check the details on their poll cards when they arrive to ensure they are correct, and also to note the location of their polling station which may have changed. For anyone not registered, or to register at a new address for anyone who has moved home, this can be done by visiting www.gov.uk. The deadline for registrations is Thursday 14 April.

Postal poll cards are also being sent to anyone currently registered to vote by post. Anyone wishing to begin voting this way can apply to do so via www.leeds.gov.uk. The deadline for applications for postal voting is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April, and residents are being asked to apply as soon as possible to help manage demand.

Another option available is to vote by proxy, which can be applied for via www.leeds.gov.uk/elections. The deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April. For those wishing to vote in person at polling stations, all necessary Covid-19 precaution measures will be taken to ensure it can be done so safely. The list of candidates standing in this year’s elections will be published on Wednesday 6 April.

Elections Returning Officer and chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan said:

“With the election period now underway residents will start to get their poll cards from this week. We ask everyone to check the information carefully as well as the guidance on the voting option they want to use and the deadlines involved. I would encourage as many people as possible to cast their vote in the election and help shape the future of Leeds.”

The elections team can be contacted to address any issues using the helpline at 0113 222 4411 or by email: electors@leeds.gov.uk

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