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Voting and Electoral Registration

Register to Vote; How to Vote; Postal and Proxy Voting; Elections 2017; and Past Election Results


North Yorkshire County Council Election

pdf icon Notice of election 20.3.17 [19kb]

Elections will be held for the following North Yorkshire County Council seats in the Craven area on 4th May 2017:

Airedale Electoral Division
Mid-Craven Electoral Division
North Craven Electoral Division
Ribblesdale Electoral Division
Skipton East Electoral Division
Skipton West Electoral Division
South Craven Electoral Division

Election Timetable

Map of Electoral Divisions pdf icon Map of Electoral Divisions [1Mb]

Briefing Meeting

A Candidates and Agents briefing will be held in the Alexandra Room, 1 Belle Vue Square, Skipton on Tuesday 14th March at 5pm.  This briefing is for anyone considering standing or acting as agent in the seven electoral divisions in the Craven area.

District Council and Parish Council Elections

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.