16 May 2014


Sheffield electors are being reminded that Thursday is the day to go and vote by Sheffield City Council’s Elections team.

Sheffield, like many other local authorities across England, is holding local elections on Thursday (22 May) and electors will also be having their say in the European elections for Yorkshire and Humberside.

“By now, everyone in Sheffield who’s on the electoral roll should have received a polling card, showing which polling station they need to go to in order to vote,” said John Mothersole, Returning Officer for the local elections in Sheffield.

“All polling stations are open from 7am in the morning until 10pm, so you have all day to go and vote. You don’t need to take your polling card with you to vote, so don’t worry if you don’t have it with you when you call in, although sometimes it can be helpful to have it with you.

“If you have a postal vote and you haven’t already posted it, you can hand it in to any polling station up to 10pm on Thursday. If you do have a postal vote, then please take responsibility for it. You need to complete it personally and follow all the instructions. There is a voluntary code of conduct for handling postal votes, which candidates and agents have signed up to.”

If you still have any queries about voting call Sheffield City Council’s elections helpline on 0114 273 4093 or visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/elections.

The local results will also be shown on the web site after they have been announced on Friday and the European election results will be announced in Leeds on Sunday (25 May).


Notes for Editors:
A total of 164 candidates will be standing for election this year across the 28 wards in Sheffield – a third of the Council’s seats – plus one additional seat in Walkley following the recent resignation of Cllr Nikki Sharpe. The results will be announced on Friday 23 May and will be available on Sheffield City Council’s website – www.sheffield.gov.uk/elections

Note: The count for the local elections will be held on Friday 23 May at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe. The European election count will be held on Sunday 25 May and the results will be sent to Leeds, where they will announce the countywide results on Sunday.

For further information please contact Warwick Toone, Communications Officer on 07764 659182 or 0114 205 3546. E-mail: warwick.toone@sheffield.gov.uk. For out of office media enquiries ring 07711 153995.