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

Returning your postal vote pack

New rules mean your postal vote will be rejected if it is not returned correctly. 

  1. The easiest and most convenient way to return your postal vote is by posting it in a Royal Mail post box using the pre-paid envelope provided (envelope B).
  2. You should allow plenty of time for your postal vote to reach us through the post. It must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 10pm on polling day.
  3. If you are hand delivering your completed postal vote, you can do this at a polling station or at the Electoral Services Office, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY. 
  4. You will need to complete a form if you hand deliver your postal vote. The form asks for the number of postal votes you are handing in, if you are handing postal votes of other electors in and the reason why. You will also be required to provide your name and address. Our staff will help you with this.
  5. You may hand deliver your own and no more than 5 other postal votes per election.
  6. If you are a campaigner, you can only hand in your own postal vote, and those of close relatives or people you provide regular care for.

You cannot leave your postal vote at other council offices (including their post boxes), reception points or a polling station desk.

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.


The Bradford District elections count will take place from 10am on Friday, 3 May. We will publish results on our website during the day as they are declared and we will tweet each result using the hashtag #BradfordVotes

The results of the Mayoral Election, when available, will be published on the Mayoral Election page on Leeds Council website.


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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