Countdown to Hull local elections begins

Matt Jukes, Hull City Council Chief Executive and elections Returning Officer, has today (Monday 28 March) published the Notice of Election in the Guildhall.  The pre-election period is now underway, running until the close of polls at 10pm on Thursday 5 May.

One seat in each of the 19 out of Hull’s 21 wards is up for election, whilst Ings and Kingswood wards do not have elections this year.

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

“These elections are the opportunity for residents to have their say on who represents them on Hull City Council, dealing with decisions and issues that directly affect day-to-day life in Hull.”

The deadline to register to vote is Thursday 14 April and it takes just five minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Matt Jukes, returning officer
Matt Jukes, CEX of Hull City Council has posted the Notice of Election for 2022.

Poll cards will be issued to all registered electors in wards with elections from Monday 28 March.

People who cannot get to a polling station on Thursday 5 May can apply to vote by post, or by proxy.  Application forms are available from www.yourvotematters.co.uk

The deadline for new postal vote applications or for changes to an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April.

The deadline for new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.

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

Key dates for the local elections 2022:

  • 28 March: Publication of notice of election
  • 5 April (4pm): Deadline for nominations for election
  • 6 April: Publication of statement of persons nominated for election
  • 22 April: Deadline for registering to vote
  • 19 April: (4pm) Deadline to apply for, change or cancel a postal vote
  • 26 April: (4pm) Deadline to apply for, change or cancel a proxy vote
  • 5 May: Election day, polling stations open 7am to 10pm

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