Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Local Elections 2 May 2019

Local elections are taking place across Solihull on Thursday 2 May 2019. This page will tell you everything you need to know.

When will we know the candidates?

The Statement of Persons Nominated lists all candidates standing for election. 

Am I registered to vote?

If you have received a poll card, then you are registered to vote. If you voted in the last election and you have not moved property since, then you should still be registered to vote. If you are not sure, you can call our helpline on 0121 704 6042.

If you have recently moved property, or recently turned 18 then you can apply to register to vote by going to www.gov.uk/registertovote.

The deadline to register to vote in time for the local election on 2 May is midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.

Where can I vote?

Postal or Proxy voting

If you are not here on Thursday 2 May then you can either apply for a postal vote or appoint a proxy (where someone you trust votes on your behalf). Both methods of voting require an application form and they must be received before a deadline.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5.00pm on Monday 15 April. Forms can either be scanned and emailed to electoralservices@solihull.gov.uk or sent in the post to Electoral Services, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 April. Forms can either be scanned and emailed to electoralservices@solihull.gov.uk or sent in the post to Electoral Services, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

When will my postal vote be despatched?

For existing postal voters, all postal vote packs will be despatched on Tuesday 16 April. All other postal vote packs will be despatched on Thursday 18 April.

Other key dates

The table below provides all of the key dates for the Local Election on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Timetable Date
Publication of Notice of Election Monday 25 March 2019
Receipt of Nominations 4.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Withdrawal of Candidate 4.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Appointment of Election Agents 4.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Election Agents 4.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated 4.00pm Thursday 4 April 2019
Last Date for Registration Friday 12 April 2019
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications 5.00pm Monday 15 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Poll Wednesday 24 April 2019
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications 5.00 pm Wednesday 24 April 2019
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents Thursday 25 April 2019
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers Friday 26 April 2019
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers 5:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications 5.00pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Day of Poll 7.00am to 10.00pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Return of Election Expenses (Local) Friday 7 June 2019
Briefing for newly elected Councillors to Solihull MBC 5.00pm on Tuesday 7 May in the Civic Suite

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