ALL-POSTAL elections have been welcomed by Colne Valley Labour MP Kali Mountford.
Voters taking part in June's Kirklees Council elections will be able to register their favoured candidate by mail.
Ms Mountford said: "People lead very busy lives these days and any system that helps them to take part in democracy is worthwhile."
The all-postal experiment will cover about 14 million electors in four regions of England including Yorkshire and the Humber. Backers of the trial believe it will boost turnout at the polls, which include European Union elections on the same day.
Ms Mountford said smaller trials with all-postal voting in the past had led to higher voter numbers.
She hit out at the House of Lords who voted five times to rein back the experiments.
"I object to the Lords, who are unelected, lecturing the House of Commons," said Ms Mountford. "I think that it is worth trying postal voting.
"If there is an increase in voter turn-out then the system should be extended to all areas and other ballots such as general elections."
Ministers originally backed Electoral Commission proposals for all-postal voting experiments in the East Midlands and North-East.
But their later bid to include the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber sparked Tory and Lib-Dem opposition.