By-elections will take place in East Wolds and Coastal Ward and South East Holderness Ward on Thursday 4 July.

The by-election is being held following the resignation of two councillors. Residents in these wards can vote for their local councillor at the same time as voting in the Parliamentary Election.

The Statement of Persons Nominated has been published, listing the people who are standing to be councillors in these two Wards.

Residents in these two Wards will receive two poll cards – a white one for Parliamentary Elections and a salmon one for the local Ward election.

The key dates for the by-elections follow the same key dates for Parliamentary Elections:

  • Deadline to register to vote: 5pm Tuesday 18 June
    To register to vote online it takes five minutes; you need to be 18 and you need your National Insurance Number.
    If you’ve moved house or changed your name you need to register to vote again.

  • Deadline for new postal applications, and changes to existing postal and proxy votes: 5pm Wednesday 19 June
    You can choose to vote in person at a polling station, by post, or by proxy.
    You can apply online to vote by post or proxy (someone else can vote on your behalf).

  • Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy): 5pm Wednesday 26 June
    If after 5pm on Wednesday 26 June you are unable to vote in person due to a medical emergency, work reasons or your form of ID has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you can apply to vote by proxy. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 5 July.

  • Deadline to apply for free voter ID: 5pm on Wednesday 26 June
    Residents need to bring photo ID when voting – a passport, driving licence, blue badge and an older person’s bus pass are all accepted forms of photo ID.
    If you don’t have photo ID, you can apply for free voter ID.

  • First date to apply for a replacement for a lost postal vote: Friday 28 June

  • Polling day: Thursday 4 July, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm
    Polling stations are listed on polling cards, though voters won’t need their polling card to vote.

If you need any help, or to find out if your polling station is accessible, contact the council on 01482 393300 or visit 

Counting and declarations

When polls close at 10pm on Thursday 4 July, boxes from East Wolds and Coastal Ward will be taken to the Driffield count centre and boxes from South East Holderness will be taken to the Beverley count centre to be counted.

The results of the by-elections will be declared after the Parliamentary Elections.

Election results will be declared through the early hours of Friday 5 July. Live updates will be given on the council’s social media channels and at