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Elections information

Please note that there are no plans to hold an election this year. The next planned election will be in 2018.


European Parliament seat for the Yorkshire and The Humber region

The vacant seat on the European Parliament for the Yorkshire and The Humber region, created by the resignation of Timothy Kirkhope, was filled on 17 November. The declaration of return of an MEP (PDF 1.2MB) is available to download.


Election results

For the results of previous elections (including the 2015 election), visit the Leeds Data Mill. Specific links can be found in the External Links section.


Voting

You need to be on the register of electors to vote. If you need to register to vote, use the Gov.uk website, or for more information, see our Register to Vote page.

To apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote please see the Related Pages section.​​​​​​​​​​

Click to expandHow to vote

For a step by step guide to the voting process, visit About My Vote.

There is also a helpful guide for people with learning disabilities called the easy read guide to voting’ (opens as a PDF).  
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Click to expandPolling cards

You do not need a polling card to vote as long as you are registered at the correct address, although having it with you may speed the process. If your polling card has been lost or damaged you can still vote at your designated polling station. If you’re not sure where this is, go to the Where I Live tab.

If your name has been misspelt on your polling card you can still vote at your designated polling station but you might want to re-register to correct the error. Go to the national registration site in External Links.
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Click to expandAssistance at polling stations for disabled and visually impaired voters

You may request the assistance of the Presiding Officer to mark the ballot paper for you. Alternatively, you can bring someone with you to help as long as they are over 18 years old.

If you are unable to enter the polling station because of limited disabled access, the Presiding Officer can bring the ballot paper to you to vote.

Tactile voting device
Each polling station will have a tactile voting device. This is a plastic device that is fixed onto the ballot paper so visually impaired people or those with limited dexterity can mark their ballot paper in secret. Please ask the polling station staff if you need to use the device.

Large-print version of the ballot paper
Large-print versions of the ballot paper will be clearly displayed inside the polling station and you can ask to take a copy into the polling booth with you. You can’t vote on the large-print version but it can be used for reference.

Easy read guide to voting
There is also a helpful guide for people with learning disabilities called the ‘easy read guide to voting’. 
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