CEX of Hull City Council Matt Jukes pins the notices of elections to the Guildhall notice board
Matt Jukes pins the Notices of Election to the Guildhall's noticeboard

Countdown begins to Hull Local and Humberside PCC elections

Matt Jukes, Hull City Council Chief Executive and elections Returning Officer, has today published the Notice of Election in the Guildhall for both the city’s local council and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections. The pre-election period is now underway, running from the publication of Notice of Election to the close of polls at 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

Elections are taking place in 19 of Hull’s 21 wards this year. Central and Pickering wards do not have local elections. Residents in all wards will have the opportunity to vote in the PCC election.

Matt Jukes said: “With our local elections fast approaching, I’d like to encourage all residents who aren’t already, to register to vote. In particular, any residents who have moved house, changed their name or turned 18 in the last year will need to register so that they are able to vote.

“It is also important to remind electors that, because of recent national legislation changes, they now need to show acceptable photo ID to vote at a polling station or, of course, you can register for a postal vote. 

“These elections are the opportunity for residents to have their say on who represents them on Hull City Council and as our Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, dealing with decisions and issues that directly affect our day-to-day lives.”

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 16 April and it takes just five minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Information on acceptable forms of ID, or what to do if you don’t have a form of ID, is available here (How to vote: Photo ID you’ll need – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Poll cards will be issued to all registered electors in wards with elections from today (Tuesday 26 March).

People can choose to vote by post for any reason, including if they cannot get to a polling station on Thursday 2 May. Applications can be made online: Apply for a postal vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

It is also possible to vote by proxy, where a voter can appoint someone they trust to vote on their behalf. Applications can also be made online: Apply for a proxy vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Paper application forms for both postal and proxy votes can also be requested from the Electoral Services office by email: electoral.services@hullcc.gov.uk or by phone, 01482 613386.

The deadline for new postal vote applications or for changes to an existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.

The deadline for new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

More information about elections is available at www.hull.gov.uk/localelections

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