PEOPLE across the Keighley district are being urged to ensure they are 'election ready'.

Those who aren't registered to vote need to apply, at, by April 16.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on April 17, and for proxy votes a week later.

This year's council elections take place on Thursday, May 2.

To vote at a polling station, people will need to show photo ID.

Details of acceptable forms of ID can be found at

Anyone without one of the accepted means should apply for a voter authority certificate at, by 5pm on April 24.

Dr Lorraine O’Donnell, Bradford Council electoral registration officer, says: "Local elections are an important opportunity to have your say on who represents you and makes decisions about issues that affect day-to-day life in Bradford district, so don't lose your chance to vote.

"If you're in any doubt about whether you need to register to vote, or have questions about how to apply for a postal or proxy vote or for free ID, contact the council on 01274 431360 or"

Craig Westwood, for the Electoral Commission, says: "It's important that people check they’re 'election ready' ahead of upcoming deadlines."