Timetable and Notices


The deadlines for activity are set in law, and the Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) and Local Returning Officers (LROs) have no discretion to change or extend them.

What When
Publication of Notice of Election Thursday 23 March
Delivery of nomination papers Between Friday 24 March and Tuesday 4 April (10am to 4pm, working days only)
Deadline for submission of nomination papers 4pm on Tuesday 4 April
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated No later than 4pm on Wednesday 5 April This will be the final list of candidates standing in the election
 Deadline for registering to vote at this election  Thursday 13 April
 Deadline to apply for postal (or postal proxy) vote 5pm Tuesday 18 April  (this is also the deadline to cancel a postal/postal proxy vote)
 Delivery of Mayoral Candidates Booklets From Tuesday 18 April  (Delivery will be staggered over a number of days)
 Delivery of Postal Votes From Tuesday 18 April**  (Dependent on when you apply to vote by post – see note below)
 Deadline to apply for a proxy vote  5pm Tuesday 25 April  (this is also the deadline to cancel a proxy vote)
Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations No later than Tuesday 25 April This is the full list of polling stations
First day electors can apply for a replacement postal vote where theirs has been lost or was not received Thursday 27 April
Polling Day Thursday 4 May
Deadline to apply for a replacement postal vote 5pm on Thursday 4 May
Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy 5pm on Thursday 4 May (A medical or work-related emergency that occurred after the deadline to apply for a proxy vote – where no other absent voting arrangements are in place)

Poll Cards

Poll cards will be delivered to all eligible electors (who were registered to vote before 10 March 2017) from Friday 24 March. Electors who register after this date will receive a poll card (possibly in the form of a letter rather than the traditional poll card) at a later date. You do not need to take your poll card with you to vote, it is for information only.

Postal Votes

**Postal votes were delivered to those people with existing postal votes on or around 18 April. However, anyone who applied after 31 March and before the deadline of 18 April will not receive their postal vote until around 25 April.


Published Notices

Notice of election 2017 – Final

Statement Of Persons Nominated – West Midlands Combined Authority

Notice of Appointment of Election Agents

Notice of Poll – please note in Birmingham this election is combined with ward by elections in Hall Green and Perry Barr

Situation of Polling Stations – these have been published locally by each Returning Officer, but you can also find them here:

Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton