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.
Calderdale is divided into 17 wards which make up 2 parliamentary constituencies - Calder Valley and Halifax.
General, local and parish election results for Calderdale.
The register is published annually, by 1st December, based on the canvass of householders carried out in Autumn and can be viewed at several council facilities.
Electoral services arrange elections in Calderdale and prepare and maintain the electoral register.
To stand for election as a district councillor, candidates must be over 18, meet qualifications regarding nationality and residency and submit the appropriate paperwork.
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.
Contact information for Halifax and Calder Valley MPs and MEPs for the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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.
You will be advised where to go to vote prior to election day.
Anyone who is eligible to vote can choose to have a postal vote, as long as they apply at least 11 working days before election day.
If you are disabled or will not be in the area on election day, you can appoint someone to make your vote on your behalf.
The revised proposals for the new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England have now been published. A consultation period on the proposals runs until 10 December 2012.
Details of the Mayor of Calderdale.
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.