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Elections and voting

Cross being placed in ballot box

Elections take place in the East Riding over the course of time to elect councillors, MPs and MEPs for the local area.

To vote in these elections residents must be 18 years of age and over and must be registered on the Register of Electors.

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Signing form

Register to vote

Information on how to register to vote, how to vote by post or proxy, voting from overseas, changing your name or address and what is the annual canvass.

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Page from register and pen

Electoral register

Explains what the register of electors is, where you can view it and will the information be used by marketing companies.

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Ballot box

Elections

Information about general elections, ward elections, parish and town council elections and European elections. 

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Rossette

Standing for elections

Explains how to become a councillor and what the criteria is.

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Polling station sign

Polling stations and polling duties

Information about where your local polling station is, becoming a poll clerk and what the role is, becoming a presiding officer and what the role is and how to become a count assistant.