This section of the site provides information on elections and voting.
The Electoral Services Office
The Electoral Services Office is responsible for all electoral registration and the administration and management of all elections within the borough.
You can also visit us at the address below, our office is situated on the ground floor and is accessible for people with disabilities. Our opening hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm.
Annual Canvass 2019
From Friday (5 July), Walsall Electoral Services will be emailing residents — where they hold an email address — as part of the annual household canvass. If you have provided your email address to Electoral Services in the past, please keep an eye out for this email as it may go into your junk email folder.
Each year the Electoral Registration Officer is required by law to send to every property in the borough a household enquiry form for residents to update and confirm their electoral information. Email recipients will be given the opportunity to complete the household enquiry form online ahead of the paper forms being posted out from the beginning of August.
If you have not provided your email to Electoral Services, or do not receive an email but would like to complete the form online in the future, please provide your email when responding to the paper form when it is posted out.
If you do receive the email on 5 July and you wish to unsubscribe from email correspondence from Electoral Services you can do so at this point by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ in the email.
Review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations
Notice of Review of Polling Places 2018
Acting Returning Officers Proposals 2018
The formal period for submission has now closed. No formal submissions have been received, one enquiry received from a Bloxwich West Councillor
The final report went to Council on Monday 12 November 2018 and was approved. The changes will be implemented on publication of the revised Register of Electors on 1 December 2018.
The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries.
You can view the proposals and maps for the boundaries of all English constituencies and make any comments on the Boundary Commission for England website.
These proposals have been made by the Boundary Commission and not the council.
Elected Mayor referendum
• Number of signatures required on a petition for a referendum on whether the Borough should change its governance arrangements.
It is important that everbody involved in an election can have confidence in the process. If you suspect or have evidence of electoral fraud you should contact the Electoral Services team at the Council and/or the Police.
The Police will investigate allegations where somebody is prepared to provide evidence or a statement in support of the complaint.
If you are concerned or think electoral fraud may have occurred, you should raise the matter with the Electoral Services Office on 01922 652502/2503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They may be able to explain whether or not an election related crime has been committed, and can refer it to the Police as appropriate.
Every police force has a designated single point of contact (known as a SPOC) to lead on election matters. If you wish to contact the Police directly, you can call 101. Choose the West Midlands Police option and make your report. Alternatively you can visit the nearest staffed police station. Please ask for the report to be labelled 'Election' and ask for it to be forwarded to the Economic Crime Team.
Concerns about political finance rules should be raised directly with the Electoral Commission on 020 72710616 or email@example.com
Be aware that the council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end will use the information provided for the prevention and detection of fraud and for updating the council’s systems and records. Council may also share the details with other council services and other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these and other lawful purposes.
The Electoral Services Office
Ground Floor - Council House
Telephone 01922 652502