On Thursday 4th May voters in the West Midlands will vote in the first ever election for a West Midlands Mayor. As long as you are registered to vote you will be part of history and have your say on who is elected as the Mayor.
What will the Mayor do?
The Mayor will work with the Local Authority Leaders and National Government to ensure powers and responsibilities move from Westminster to the West Midlands. The Mayor will be integral to driving economic growth and creating a more prosperous region for its residents and businesses.
What does the WMCA do?
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) was established in June last year. Authorities work together with local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) on major transport, land, skills, and regeneration projects that are important to the whole region.
How to vote
A Poll Card will be delivered to all registered electors by 3rd April, therefore if you do not receive a poll card it could mean that you may not be on the register. Make sure you register to vote by Thursday 13th April. Please check your poll card for any changes made to the polling station.
Postal Vote- if you are not able to visit your polling station on polling day then you can apply for a postal vote. Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5pm on Tuesday 18th April.
Proxy Vote- if you are not able to visit your polling station on polling day and you have not applied for a postal vote then you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf as your proxy. Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April.
Who can you vote for?
The candidates to be West Midlands Mayor will be known on 5th April 2017 after the nomination period closes. Each registered elector will receive a booklet in the post explaining who the candidates are around 20th April 2017. Information will also be available at www.wmcaelects.co.uk
The Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) will deal with the nomination of candidates and collate the overall result. They are based at Birmingham City Council.
Received your postal pack? Not sure what to do?
This short video shows you how to complete the paperwork inside your postal vote pack
Registration - if you are not already registered to vote, the you must do so by Thursday 13th April 2017.
Postal Vote Application Form - Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5pm on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
Proxy Vote Application Form - Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017.
Votes will be counted at the Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge on Friday 5th May 2017.
Electoral Registration Office
Old Crown Court
Tel: 01384 814740
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm & Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays)