Timetable

The deadlines for activity are set in law, and the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) and Local Returning Officers (LROs) have no discretion to change or extend them.

What When Further information
Publication of Notice of Election Wednesday 25 March
Delivery of nomination papers Between Thursday 26 March and Wednesday 8 April (10am to 4pm, working days only)
Delivery of poll cards Wednesday 25 March onwards Poll cards will be delivered to all eligible electors (who were registered to vote before 10 March 2020 from Wednesday 25 March. Electors who register after this date will receive a poll card (possibly in the form of a letter rather than the traditional poll card) at a later date. You do not need to take your poll card with you to vote, it is for information only.
Deadline for submission of nomination papers 4pm on Wednesday 8 April
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated No later than 4pm on Thursday 9 April This will be the final list of candidates standing in the election
 Deadline for registering to vote at this election  Tuesday 21 April
 Deadline to apply for postal (or postal proxy) vote 5pm Wednesday 22 April  This is also the deadline to cancel a postal/postal proxy vote.
Delivery of Mayoral Candidates Booklets From 17 April (Delivery will be staggered over a number of days)
Delivery of Postal Votes From 18 April Anyone who applied after 31 March and before the deadline of 22 April will not receive their postal vote until around 29 April.
 Deadline to apply for a proxy vote  5pm Wednesday 29 April  This is also the deadline to cancel a proxy vote.
Publication of Notice of Poll No later than Wednesday 29 April Other than in Birmingham where this election is combined with the Police & Crime Commissioner Election, this election is combined with Local elections and Police & Crime Commissioner.
Situation of Polling Stations No later than Wednesday 29 April These will be published locally by each Returning Officer
Birmingham City Council
Coventry City Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Walsall Council
City of Wolverhampton Council
First day electors can apply for a replacement postal vote where theirs has been lost or was not received Friday 1 May
Polling Day Thursday 7 May
Deadline to apply for a replacement postal vote 5pm on Thursday 7 May
Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy 5pm on Thursday 7 May A medical or work-related emergency that occurred after the deadline to apply for a proxy vote – where no other absent voting arrangements are in place.