On Thursday 2 May 2024, local elections will be held in Wolverhampton to elect local councillors. One seat will be up for election in each ward.

There will also be elections for the West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor (CAM) and elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the West Midlands Police area taking place on the same day, so you will be issued with three ballot papers. The ballot paper for the council election will be a lilac colour, the ballot paper for the Mayoral election will be yellow and the ballot paper for the PCC election will be green.

Every registered voter will receive two poll cards for this year’s May elections due to the late confirmation of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place on 2 May. The Returning Officer has a legal duty to send a poll card advising electors of the elections being held on 2 May. The Returning Officer was not able to send one poll card for all three elections taking place in May due to the late confirmation, so a second poll card relating specifically to the PCC elections will be sent to every registered voter.

Please see the frequently asked questions below for more information on the elections.

Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority elections

For information on these elections including statement of persons nominated, please visit the websites below:


The results will be published on the website as they are declared at the count.

Key dates for elections on 2 May 2024

  • The deadline for those interested in standing as a candidate is 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024. More information can be found on our Candidates and Agents information page
  • Publication of Notice of Election (start of pre-election period) – Thursday 21 March 2024
  • Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated (this will be published in the Downloads section on this page) – Monday 8 April 2024 
  • Deadline for new applications to register in time to vote at the above election: Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • Deadline for submitting applications to vote by post at the above election: 5pm, Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate: 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Deadline for submitting applications to vote by proxy at the above election: 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Distribution of poll cards will be between 21 - 29 March 2024

Please see a full timetable in the Downloads Section.

How can I register to vote

If you've recently moved or turned 18, you may not be registered. You can register online.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 16 April.

Do I need photo ID to vote?

If you wish to vote at the polling station you will be required to show an accepted form of photographic ID before being issued with a ballot paper.

To find out more information on what forms of ID are accepted or on how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate visit our Voter ID information page.

I am away on polling day and cannot get to the polling station

If you are unable to attend the polling station, you can apply to vote by post. Alternatively, you could apply for a proxy vote.

I have not received my poll card

All electors who were registered by 1 March will receive their poll cards between 21 and 29 March. 

For any electors who registered to vote between March and 16 April, you will receive your poll card around 24 April. 

The poll card is for information purposes only and is not required for an elector to cast their vote. You can find out where your polling station is below.

Where is my polling station?

You can find out where your polling station is by visiting wheredoivote.co.uk

What time do the polling stations open?

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on polling day.

Where can I find out who is standing for election?

The statement of persons nominated for local and combined authority mayoral elections will be published on this page in the downloads section by Monday 8 April.

You can also find out about the candidates standing for the West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor by visiting wmcaelects.co.uk

When are postal votes being delivered?

If you applied to vote by post by 25 March, you will receive your postal vote around 18 April 2024.

If you applied after 25 March up to 17 April, you will receive your postal vote around 23 April 2024. 

How do I complete my postal vote pack

A helpful video guide on how to complete your postal vote pack can be found below:


Can I hand my postal vote in to the civic centre or a polling station?

If you miss the post, you can hand in your postal vote and/or the postal vote of others at the council office during office hours to a person authorised to receive postal votes, or at any polling station in Wolverhampton before 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

You will need to complete a form on arrival, otherwise your postal vote will be rejected.

How do I stand for election?

Please see information on our candidates and agents page.