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West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections | Birmingham City Council

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West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

It has been confirmed that the above elections, which were originally scheduled to take place in 2020 will now take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Taking place on the same day will be 4 City Council By Elections (in the Billesley, Hall Green North, Oscott and Quinton wards) and 1 Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council By Election (in the Vesey ward)

Poll cards will be delivered showing your polling station around 24 March 2021.

Please check your poll card carefully, as the polling station may have changed.


You are eligible to vote if you are British, Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen and registered to vote.
The deadline to register is Monday 19 April 2021, and you can do so, if you are not already registered.

Register to vote

Polling stations will have measures in place to mitigate against the risk of Covid-19. Anyone going to vote is asked to

  • Wear a face covering unless you have a valid exemption
  • Bring your own pen or pencil
  • Follow signs and guidance from staff at the station to adhere to social distancing

If you would prefer to vote by post, rather than attend the station in person, you can download an application form

Download postal vote application form 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Please note: postal votes are sent out very close to the election, and therefore if you are going to be away, or want your postal vote to be sent abroad, you may wish to consider applying for a proxy vote instead, as there may not be time for your postal vote to reach you and for you to send it back in time. Proxy voting is when someone you trust attends your polling station and votes on your behalf. You can find more information on the Electoral Commission website.

If you are an existing postal voter, or you apply on or before 1 April 2021, your postal vote will be delivered around 17 April 2021. Any new applications received after this, will be likely to receive their postal vote around 26 April 2021.

View notice of election and all other associated documents