The electoral register lists the name and address of everyone who has registered to vote in Calderdale.
By the 1st December each year, a revised Register must be published using information collected between July and November.
Under new regulations the Register is also updated on a monthly basis when the canvass is not underway. This allows anyone who has moved into or within the Borough to update their Registration details. Information on this can be obtained from: Electoral Services .
By Law, the Electoral Registration Officer has to make the register available for anyone to look at, in person, under supervision. Copies may not be taken of the electoral register other than by hand written notes.
The register is held at:
- the Electoral Services unit;
- the Central Library (Halifax);
- our Customer First offices at: Halifax , Todmorden and Brighouse .
Two versions of the register
Why are there two registers?
Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers. These are the Electoral register and the Open register, which is also known as the edited register.
In the past, anyone could buy a copy of the register. But the law has now changed so that you have some choice about who can buy details of your name and address. There are now two versions of the register.
When you fill in your invitation to register, you will be able to choose whether you want your name and address included in the open register. For details of how to register, see: Register to vote .
If you require confirmation of your entry on the electoral register, this can be provided for a pre-paid fee (currently £9.15), contact: Electoral Services .
Local Government Act 2000
METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF CALDERDALE - The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011
Notice of Verification Number
Notice is given, in accordance with the above Regulations that the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors for the Calderdale MBC area, as shown in the register of electors for the period ending on the 15th February 2017, is: 7,438
The number published above shall be used for determining the validity of petitions presented to the Council during the 12 month period beginning with 1st April 2017, in respect of constitutional arrangements for the discharge of functions under Part II of the Local Government Act 2000.
However, a new number will be published in February 2018. If this number is less than 7438, then the new number will be used for verification purposes, in relation to any petition submitted to the Council, in the period beginning on the date of the publication of this lesser number and ending on 31st March 2018.
Dated: 17th February 2017