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Birmingham City Council local elections - Thursday 5 May 2022

On Thursday 5 May 2022 all 101 seats in all 69 wards of Birmingham City Council will be contested.

View 5 May 2022 local election results

Also being contested on the same day will be all 24 seats in the 8 wards which make up the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Election.

There may also be a Parish Council Election in the New Frankley in Birmingham Parish.

Poll cards will be delivered showing your polling station around 25 March 2022.

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 Thursday 14 April 2022, 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 19 April 2022.

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.

View notice of election and all other associated documents

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