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Voting and Electoral Registration

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


Parliamentary General Election - 8th June 2017

A Parliamentary election for the Skipton and Ripon Constitutency will be held on Thursday 8th June 2017.

Key Dates

Publication of the Notice of Election 8th May 2017
Deadline for the receipt of nominations 4pm 11th May 2017
Publication of the Statement of Persons Nominated 5pm 11th May 2017
Last date for registration 22nd May 2017
Deadline for postal vote applications 5pm 23rd May 2017
Deadline for proxy vote applications 5pm 31st May 2017
First day to replace lost postal ballot papers 2nd June 2017
Day of Poll Thursday 8th June 2017

If you wish to apply for a new postal or proxy vote application, forms can be found in the side bar.  Please note the deadlines for applications shown above.

If you are not already registered to vote, new registrations can be made at or by contacting the Council on 01756 700600 (Note: you will be asked for your National Insurance number and date of birth)

North Yorkshire County Council Election

pdf icon Notice of election 20.3.17 [19kb]
pdf icon Statement of Persons Nominated Craven Divisions [48kb]
pdf icon Notice of Poll Craven Divisions [69kb]

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]

District Council and Parish Council Elections

A by-election for the Aire Valley with Lothersdale Ward will be held on 4th May 2017.

pdf icon Notice of Election Aire Valley with Lothersdale Ward [18kb]
pdf icon Statement of Persons Nominated Aire Valley with Lothersdale [18kb]
pdf icon Notice of Poll Aire Valley with Lothersdale Ward [21kb]

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.