District Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral Elections 2024

On Thursday, 2 May 2024, District and Parish Council elections will be taking place across the Bradford District to elect local councillors. 


Statements of Persons Nominated

Key dates

  1. Publication of Notice of Election: Monday, 25 March 2024
  2. Last date for delivery of nomination papers: 4pm on Friday, 5 April 2024
  3. Deadline to register to vote: 12 midnight on Tuesday, 16 April 2024
  4. Deadline for receiving applications to vote by post: 5pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  5. Deadline to amend a postal vote: 5pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  6. Deadline to cancel a postal vote: 5pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  7. Deadline for receiving applications to vote by proxy: 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  8. Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate: 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Polling day, Thursday, 2 May 2024

Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm

Deadline for receiving emergency proxy votes: 5pm

Deadline for issuing replacement postal ballot papers: 5pm

Standing as a candidate

If you would like to stand for election, you'll find information on our standing as a candidate page.

Register to vote

To vote in any election in the UK, you must be registered to vote. If you’re not already registered it takes 5 minutes to register and you can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Find out more about registering to vote.

Poll cards

If you will be voting on the day you will be sent a poll card before the election telling you where to vote.

You do not need a poll card to vote, so long as you are on the register.

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. Further information may be found on our Voter ID page.

Where to vote

If you need to check which polling station you should vote at, you can see all Bradford District polling stations on our website.

You can find also your polling station using your postcode at WhereDoIVote.co.uk.

All polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Find out how to vote in person.

How to vote if you can't get to a polling station on 2 May

If you are not able to vote at the polling station, you can apply to vote by post or proxy (someone else to vote on your behalf). If you already have a postal or proxy vote in place, you do not need to reapply. 

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 17 April.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

You can download a postal vote form from our voting by post page.

You can download a proxy vote form from our voting by proxy page.

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Contact details

Electoral Services
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall
Centenary Square

Phone : 01274 432287
Email : electoralservices@bradford.gov.uk