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Voting safely in the 2022 elections

On Thursday 5 May 2022, residents in Sandwell will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them. Anyone who is registered to vote will be able to vote for a local councillor.

The elections are taking place at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health. We will have measures in place to ensure polling stations are safe places to vote.

Further information can also be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Frequently asked questions

When is the election? What elections are taking place?

On Thursday 5 May 2022, residents in Sandwell will be voting for a local councillor.

How are you making polling stations safe?

We have put arrangements in place to help ensure polling stations are safe places to vote.

Will I need to bring my own pen or pencil?

Please bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot papers and take it away with you. If you forget to bring one, you will be provided with a pencil which will then be disposed of.

What if I prefer to vote by post?

You can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

What should I do if I find out closer to the time that I need to self-isolate? 

We want to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. You must not attend a polling station if you have Covid-19 symptoms, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or if you have been told to self-isolate.

To apply for a proxy vote in an emergency so someone else can vote on your behalf (for example, if you are having to self isolate due to Covid-19) complete the form to vote by proxy, explaining why you can't get to your polling station in person and return it to electoral_services@sandwell.gov.uk by 5pm on polling day (Thursday 5 May 2022).

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