Elections 2021

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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.

Read more frequently asked questions about the May 2021 election.

Local election

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.

Details of who you can vote for will be on your ballot paper. We will upload a list of people standing for election in April 2021.

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. Find out more about the PCC election.

Political make-up of Sandwell Council

Sandwell is a Labour-controlled council divided into 24 wards represented by 72 ward councillors.

Check the current political make-up of Sandwell Council.