Don’t miss the post with your vote in Leeds

People voting by post in Leeds are being reminded to return their completed ballot forms in plenty of time to help the city’s elections team deal with what is the largest postal vote in the country.

Around 93,000 people are registered in the city to return their votes in the post for the Leeds City Council and European elections being held on Thursday May 22. Postal ballot packs started arriving in households across the city this week.

Susanna Benton, electoral services manager for Leeds City Council, said:

"Our staff deal with the UK’s largest number of postal votes and it requires a lot of care and attention to make sure that everything is in order in time for the counts. It would really help us if voters returned their forms quickly so we can begin that task, rather than waiting till close to polling day itself.

"If you haven’t received your ballot pack yet don’t worry- the delivery is so large it happens in phases in the run-up to polling day."

If you have any general queries about the elections you can find plenty of information on the council’s website at www.leeds.gov.uk/elections The elections team is available by email at electors@leeds.gov.uk , or call the elections helpline on 0113 222 4411. It is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For media enquiries please contact:

Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335

email: donna.cox@leeds.gov.uk