Voting for the 2022 local elections is underway and residents in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull will head out to decide who they want to run their local services and represent their ward on the local council.
The polls are open for most of the day and night, but it won’t be until hours after the polls have closed that we will start to see results confirmed.
Here’s what will happen in Birmingham City, Sandwell and Solihull Council areas in terms of when votes will be counted, where counts will take place, and when each council will announce results.
When is the 2022 local election?
The local elections 2022 will take place on Thursday, 5 May. polls will be open from 7am to 10pm.
Residents in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull will have the chance to vote on representatives.
Below is the information on where the votes will be counted in each of the three council areas, and when results are expected to be announced.
Birmingham City Council
As votes in all 69 wards and for 101 councillors will be counted for Birmingham City Council, counting will take place from 9am on Friday, May 6).
Counting for seats on Sandwell Council is due to take place overnight, meaning that counting could start shortly after polls close at 10pm.
Counting will take place at Tipton Sports Academy in Tipton, and the council told BirminghamWorld that they expect a full declaration at around 3am on Friday morning.
All results from the election will be uploaded onto the council website.
Solihull Borough Council
Counting for Solihull Borough Council seats is set to begin at 9am on Friday.
The count will take place at North Solihull Sports Centre in Chelmsley Wood.
An approximate time of lunchtime has been given by the council for when results are expected to be declared.
Who is standing in my local council election?
Many residents have perhaps already decided who they are going to vote for in this year’s elections.
However, if you are still undecided or if you want the rundown on who is standing in your ward in either Birmingham, Sandwell, or Solihull check out the full list on BirminghamWorld.
What time do polling stations open and close?
The opening and closing times for polling stations at the 2022 Local Elections are the same throughout the country.
Voters can head to polling stations to place their vote between 7am and 10pm.
Where is my polling station?
Ahead of polling day, you should receive a polling card which states the address of the polling station you will visit to vote on 5 May.
Please note that you can only vote at this polling station.
If you do not know which is your designated polling station, each council has a feature on their website where you can search for your station.
You don’t need to take your polling card with you to the polling station.