Local Elections 2018
The May 3 2018 vote in Leeds is what is termed as an "all-out" election, as all 99 local council seats will be contested.
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Use your three votes in Leeds City Council elections

Leeds City Council is reminding residents that they can vote for three candidates and not just the usual one in this week’s local elections.

All 99 of the council’s seats are being contested this year due to boundary changes, which means every council area or ward will have three councillor vacancies.

You can watch a video here which explains the process and details about what to do also feature at the top of ballot papers. Polling station staff have also been briefed so they can help if people are still unclear.

The major difference is that you will be able to vote for three councillors. This is because Leeds City Council has recently been through a ward boundary review and some ward boundaries have changed. There have always been three councillors per ward, but in past elections you’ve only needed to vote for one at a time.

For this election your ballot paper will include many more candidates and you will be able to select up to three. You can only vote for one candidate once – you won’t be able to give two or three votes to one candidate. If you choose to you can opt to vote for only one or two candidates.

Susanna Benton, Leeds City Council’s electoral services manager, said:

“Voters are reminded that they can vote for up to three candidates at these elections, so if you’re not sure what to do read your ballot paper through before filling it in.”

Details can also be found, along with all other necessary information, on the elections pages of the council’s website here:


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