Democracy and elections

Democracy means that all Calderdale residents have the right to vote for the Councillor who they would like to run the Borough. These pages provide information about the election process, how to vote and the results of past elections.

Election information

Calderdale is divided into 17 wards which make up 2 parliamentary constituencies - Calder Valley and Halifax.

Electoral offences

Your right to vote is personal - no-one should stop you from voting or interfere with your right to vote.

Electoral register

The electoral register lists everyone who has registered to vote and new regulations introduced in 2014 mean that the register will now be updated monthly.

Election results

General, local and parish election results for Calderdale.

Electoral services

Electoral services arrange elections in Calderdale and prepare and maintain the electoral register.

EU Referendum

European Union Referendum: Thursday 23rd June 2016

How to vote

If you are eligible to vote in a Calderdale election and your name appears on the electoral register, you can vote by post, in person or can appoint someone to vote for your chosen candidate on your behalf.

How to become a Councillor

To stand for election as a district councillor, candidates must be over 18, meet qualifications regarding nationality and residency and submit the appropriate paperwork.

Local democracy

Introduction by Merran McRae, Chief Executive as well as information about the Cabinet Forward Plan and Key Decisions, the Constitution, Scrutiny Panels and how democracy works.

Local MPs and MEPs

Contact information for Halifax and Calder Valley MPs and MEPs for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Parish Councillors

Parish and Town Councillors are required by law to register, and keep up to date, certain disclosable pecuniary interests in the Parish or Town Council's Register of Members' Interests.

Police and Crime commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner

Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

Calderdale Parliamentary Constituencies

BID Ballot

Business Improvement District Ballot

Last Updated: 23/09/2016