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Leeds City Council Elections

The Leeds City Council Election was held on Thursday 22 May 2014 and was combined with the European Parliamentary Election.

Results for the Leeds City Council Election were published on this website on Friday 23 May 2014. See Related Pages.

The Notice of Poll, Notice of Election, Statement of Persons Nominated and the Schedule of Counting Agents and Expenses Forms (including the Candidate and Agent Declaration forms) are now available to view in the Documents section on this page.

This page will hold information, notices and documents relevant to this election as and when they become available.

Information about the European Parliamentary Election can be found in the Related Pages section.

Polling cards

​Polling cards are posted on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 April to electors who registered by Tuesday 1 April. For electors who register after this date, polling cards are posted on Friday 16 May.

You do not need a polling card to vote as long as your name appears on the register of electors.

If your polling card has been lost or damaged you can still vote at your designated polling station.

To find your designated polling station, go to the Where I Live tab at the top of the page and enter your postcode.

If your name has been misspelt on your polling card you can still vote at your designated polling station. Please Contact Us by email or post so that we can amend our records.

Polling stations

​Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 22 May 2014.

To find your designated polling station, go to the Where I Live tab at the top of the page and enter your postcode

Information for Candidates & Agents

The Statement of Persons Nominated, Timetable and Schedule of Counting Agents are available in the downloads section of this page and also at the links below.

 

Statement of Persons Nominated

Leeds City Council Election Timetable

Notice of Poll

Employment at Elections

​If you have recently received an offer of appointment from us for employment at the European Parliamentary Election and the Leeds City Council Elections, the documents available to download from this page, as detailed in the appointment offer, are:

  • *Bank details form (if your details have recently changed - all payments for these elections must be paid into a bank account)
  • *P46 - we must receive your date of birth and your national insurance number
  • Statement of Secrecy (please read - applicable to all staff)

*Due to requirements from the Inland revenue all payments must be made into a bank account. We can no longer make payments by cheque. We must also receive your date of birth and national insurance number.

Applications to vote by post or proxy are available under the relevant headings.

If you have not previously worked on an election but are interested in doing so, the following roles are available to apply for. Please make sure you read the job description before you complete an application form.

  • Presiding Officer
  • Poll Clerk
  • Senior Counting Assistant
  • Counting Assistant
  • Postal Vote Opening Clerks

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download from this page.

The fees that are payable for each role are available at the link below.

Staff fees

Registering to vote

If you need to register online or would like more information about the registration process, please see ‘Register to vote’ under Related pages.​​ ​

Information for students

​If you are a student and you live in a different authority in term time and holidays, you are entitled to vote at either or both of your addresses for the local election. For the European election you can only vote in one.

You need to be on the register of electors at the address where you wish to vote. If you wish to vote in both authorities for the local election, you must be on the register at both addresses.

To register in Leeds, please see 'Registering to vote'.

Once registered, you may also wish to apply for a postal vote if you will be unable to vote in person. Please see 'Voting by post' or 'Voting by proxy' for more information.

Voting by post

​All registered electors are entitled to a postal vote if they wish.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote at these elections was Wednesday 7 May 2014.

However, you can still apply for a postal vote to take effect at any elections after 22 May 2014

Click on the first link below to download an application to vote by post.

Your form must be printed in accordance with our printing guidance, as your signature and date of birth will be read electronically and the boxes must, therefore, be placed in a specific place on the page.

Click on the second link below to download our printing guidance.

If you unable to sign because of a disability, illness, you are unable to read and write or are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive manner, you are entitled to apply for a waiver.

Click on the third link below to download the postal vote application waiver.

Return completed forms to the postal address in the Contact Us section on this page.

 All postal ballot packs need to be returned to the address in the Contact Us section of this page by close or polls at 10pm on Thursday 22 May.

Application to vote by post

Printing guidance

Postal vote application waiver

Voting by proxy

​All registered electors are entitled to a proxy vote if they wish.

You can either receive a proxy vote for the 2014 European Parliamentary and Leeds City Council elections only or request to receive one for all elections.

The deadline to vote by proxy at these elections was Wednesday 14 May 2014.

The deadline to apply for an emergency proxy is 5pm on 22 May 2014, please contact us to discuss the options.

However, you can still complete an application form to take effect for any elections that will be held after 22 May 2014. If you require a proxy vote for one election only, click on the first link below to download a proxy application for one election only.

Return the form to the postal address in the Contact Us section on this page.

If you request a proxy vote for all elections you must provide a valid reason by selecting the appropriate form from the Documents section on www.leeds.gov.uk/postalandproxyvoting and get someone to support your application, unless you are registered blind.

All forms must be printed in accordance with our printing guidance, as your signature and date of birth will be read electronically and the boxes must, therefore, be in a specific place on the page.

Click on the second link below to download our printing guidance.

If you are unable to sign because of a disability, illness, you are unable to read and write or are unable to sign in a consistent or distinctive manner, you are entitled to apply for a waiver.

Click on the third link below to download the proxy vote application waiver.

Return the form to the postal address in the Contact Us section on this page.

Proxy vote one election only

Priniting guidance

Proxy vote application waiver

Overseas voters

​If you are a British citizen living abroad, you cannot vote in any UK local election but you can vote in the European Parliamentary Election for up to 15 years after leaving the UK. In this case, you will be eligible to vote in the area covering your last address in the UK.

If you have never registered as a UK voter you will not be able to register as an overseas voter unless you were under 18 at the time of leaving the UK and left the country no more than 15 years ago. In this case you must register in respect of your parent or gurdian's last UK address.

You can apply to vote by post or by proxy but as postal votes are not sent out until approximately one week before polling day it may be better to appoint a proxy.

Please email us using the Contact Us form on this page if your last address in the UK was in Leeds and you wish to vote in respect of this address in the European election.

The deadline to register for this election is Tuesday 6 May 2014.

Armed forces

If you are in the armed forces and posted away from home, either in the UK or overseas, you need to register to vote by making an 'annual service declaration' which will entitle you to vote at your home address.

If you are not already registered, click on the link below to download the voter registration form and return it to the postal address in the Contact Us section on this page. We cannot accept voter registration forms by email.​

Voter registration form

No fixed address

​You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:

  • a patient in a mental health hospital
  • a homeless person
  • a person remanded in custody

To register, you need to fill in a form called a declaration of local connection. Please email us using the Contact Us form on this page to request one of these forms.

On the declaration of local connection form you need to give an address where you would be living if it were not for your current situation or an address where you have lived in the past. If you are homeless, you can give details of where you spend a substantial part of your time.

The deadline for us to receive your completed declaration of local connection form for these elections is Tuesday 6 May 2014.