Anyone who is registered to vote will be able to vote in the local elections. If you are not registered, you cannot vote.
In the local election, one seat in each of Sandwell's 24 wards is up for election. You can vote for one candidate in your ward to become a councillor.
Sandwell has 72 councillors, or elected members, who represent particular areas, known as electoral wards.
There are 24 wards in the borough, and all have three councillors representing them.
Each councillor serves for four years at a time and come up for election on a rota basis. This is because local elections are held in three out of every four years with one third of the 72 councillors retiring at each election.
You can also find out who your councillor is.