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Elections Information

For the latest information on 2016 local election results, please visit Birmingham Newsroom

Register to Vote

A new system started on Tuesday 10 June 2014. 'Individual Electoral Registration' (IER) means everyone is responsible for getting themselves on the register.

Make sure you are registered to vote. 

How to Vote

If you are on the Register of Electors you will receive a poll card a few weeks before the elections. This will tell you how, where and when to vote. This card is for information only. Please let us know if you lose or forget your poll card; you can still vote without the poll card, but it is easier if you have it with you.

If you know you will not be able to get to the polling station on election day, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

There are various different types of elections covering all levels of government, they are:

  • Parliamentary General Elections
  • European Parliamentary Elections
  • Referendums
  • Local Elections
  • Parish Councils
  • By Elections

You can view short videos that explain more about proxy and postal voting and also about acceptable activities during elections at the bottom of this page.

Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the European Union

Thursday 23 June 2016, Birmingham EU Referendum Results.

Birmingham City Council Boundary Review

Latest information on the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) electoral review of Birmingham City Council.

How to contact the Elections Office:

By E-Mail: elections@birmingham.gov.uk


The Elections Office
Council House
Victoria Square
B1 1BB

Phone: 0121 303 2731
Fax: 0121 212 1065

Useful videos about voting

Watch this short video to find out more about ‘absent voting’ – that is casting your vote by post or proxy

Watch this video to find out more about what activities are acceptable during election time

Watch this video for more information about the supplementary voting system that will be used for the Police and Crime Commissioner election