We'll be holding local elections in Sandwell on Thursday 6 May 2021. There will also be elections for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) positions.
You will receive three ballot papers, whether you vote at a polling station or by post or proxy vote, for you to vote for a ward councillor and your preferred candidate for WMCA Mayor and PCC.
If you haven't registered to vote, please register before 5pm on Monday 19 April 2021.
We're working hard to ensure that all polling stations are safe and Covid-19 secure. If you would rather not vote in person, you can apply now for a postal vote or a proxy vote. Please do this as soon as possible.
The local election gives voters the opportunity to vote for a councillor for the ward they live in. There are 24 wards in Sandwell and one councillor will be voted in to represent each ward.
We also have several vacancies in Sandwell after some councillors stood down or passed away. This means that in some wards, voters will be able to vote for two people to become councillors.
West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor election
You will also be able to vote for your preferred candidate in the WMCA Mayoral election.
Police and Crime Commissioner election
You will also be able to vote for your preferred candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner election.
Political make-up of Sandwell Council
Sandwell is a Labour-controlled council divided into 24 wards represented by 72 ward councillors.
Publication of notice of election
We have published the notices of election as follows:
- Publication of notice of election - Local
- Publication of notice of election - Police and Crime Commissioner
- Publication of notice of election - Combined Authority Mayoral
- You can also view the notice of election addresses for the Combined Authority Mayoral election and the notice of election addresses for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.
Information for candidates
See a list of documents associated with the 2021 elections, including the elections complaint reporting form and rules on putting up elections posters.