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Voting safely in the 2022 elections | Sandwell Council

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.

Further information about voting 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.

Will I need to bring my own pen or pencil?

You can bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper if you would like to. If you don't bring one, you will  be provided with a pencil to mark your ballot paper.

What should I do if I find out closer to the time that I have Covid-19? 

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

To apply for a proxy vote in an emergency so someone else can vote on your behalf 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).