Many people are asking me as to the changes in this Year's Local Elections and the difference between single new wards and two member wards.
As a part of my regular Tuesday radio broadcast on Newstyle Radio 98.7FM where we do provide particularly election and voter registration information to the public, as written question was sent to Head of Birmingham Elections Office Robert Connelly whom responded as follows:
- What is significantly different with the Election on 3rd May?
Previously the City was divided into 40 wards but from may there will be 69.
- How many single members wards are there and how many two members wards?
- In the two member wards will people be having two votes?
- Can people vote if they are not registered?
- How can people register to vote and what is the deadline?
- If people have problems getting to the Polling stations or are working long shifts on polling day, what alternatives are available such as postal votes?
- What is the deadline for requesting a postal vote.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote (other than an emergency proxy) is 5pm on Wednesday 25th April.
- How many Councillors will be elected?
- When and where will the count take place?
- When do you anticipate the result of the election to be made public?
The results will be available on the Council’s website as soon as they are known. Simply go to birmingham.gov.uk
- How long will be the term of the new council and councillors?
- Anything else you wish to add?
Therefore before you go to vote make sure you check the location of your polling station either on your official paper poll card or go on line at birmingham.gov.uk/elections and enter your post code in the polling station look up facility to find out the name of your ward and where your polling station is located.
Don’t forget it’s Your Birmingham Your Vote.
You can register to vote here.
This information is for "Everyone and not the chosen few"
28th March 2018