Countdown to local elections begins

Matt Jukes, Hull City Council Chief Executive and elections Returning Officer, has published the Notice of Local Elections in the Guildhall. The pre-election period is now underway, running until the close of polls at 10pm on Thursday 4 May.

There are local elections in 19 of Hull’s 21 wards, Bricknell and University wards do not have elections this year.

Speaking about the elections, Matt Jukes said; “There are three ways you can cast your vote. You can cast your vote in person at one of our polling stations and be notified of your polling station when you receive your polling card closer to election day.

“You can also vote by post. If you contact our election services team by phone, by post or by email – we can make those arrangements for you.”

“Or you can vote by proxy. If you’re unable to vote on the day, you can nominate somebody to vote on your behalf.

“Voting in Local Elections is extremely important. It’s your opportunity to have your say on who represents you in making important decisions that affect your day-to-day lives.”

“So, I strongly encourage you all to play your part and make sure you vote in the Local Elections.”

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