Be part of history


Electing a Mayor for the West Midlands

On 4 May 2017 voters in the West Midlands will vote in the first ever election for a West Midlands Mayor. If you live in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton and are registered to vote you can be part of history and have your say on who is elected as Mayor.

What will the Mayor do?

The Mayor will chair the recently formed West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and work with 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 powers and responsibilities of the WMCA can be found on our FAQ page

How to Register

To vote for the West Midlands Mayor you must live in the West Midlands and be registered to vote by 13 April 2017. If you are over 18 and not registered to vote you can register online here. If you are already registered to vote at your address, you do not need to re-register specifically for this election. If you are unsure whether you need to register, you should contact your local Electoral Services Team.