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Elections, Voting and Electoral Registration

Find out all about Elections 2017; register to vote; how to vote; postal and proxy voting; and past election results

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Parliamentary General Election - 8th June 2017

A Parliamentary election for the Skipton and Ripon Constituency was held on Thursday 8th June 2017.

The results can be found here: General Election 2017

pdf icon Notice of Election Skipton and Ripon Constituency [69kb]

pdf icon Statement of Persons Nominated Skipton and Ripon Constituency [16kb]

pdf icon Notice of Election Agents [9kb]

pdf icon Situation of Polling Stations [107kb]

The next scheduled District and Parish Council elections will be held in May 2018.

Top Tasks

Electoral Services are responsible for preparation and annual publication of the Register of Electors , as well the maintaining and up-dating the Register during the year through the rolling registration procedures.

Electoral Services organises all elections for local Parish, District, County, UK Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, Police and Crime Commissioner and referendums. District Council Elections take place in three out of four years (a third of the councillors are elected at each time).

Electoral Services organises all the polling stations, staff and ballot papers to ensure the smooth running of the elections. It also process all applications to vote by post or proxy and maintains the absent voters lists.

The overall aim of the service is to manage the electoral registration and election process in a transparent, accountable and innovative manner, to ensure that local people are fully able to exercise their right to vote and influence decisions that affect their lives.